§ Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list, for each housing authority, for the years(a) 1997, (b) 2000 and (c) 2003 the number of (i) adult homeless people, (ii) child homeless and (iii) residents in bed and breakfast accommodation. 
§ Yvette Cooper
Available information, as reported by local authorities in England, has been made available in the Library of the House. Data collected on homelessness is in respect of households, rather than persons, although broad estimates of the number of dependent children within households accepted as eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in "priority need" can be derived from the information supplied by local authorities. Snapshot information about numbers of households in various forms of temporary accommodation, including bed and breakfast style accommodation, represents the position on the last day of each quarter.1228W
§ Yvette Cooper
Information on homelessness collected by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is in respect of households, rather than families. The number of households accepted as eligible, unintentionally homeless where the main category of priority need was the presence of dependent children, or an expectant mother, is however available. The following table shows the number of homeless household acceptances by local authorities, by region, along with information on those with dependent children or an expectant mother, for the fourth quarter of 2003. Estimates for the first quarter of 2004 will be published on 16 June.
Homeless house holds accepted by local authorities
Fourth quarter October—December 2003
of which main priority need
category reported as:
North East 2,050 970 190 North West 4,240 2,220 320 Yorkshire and The Humber 3,800 1,670 300 East Midlands 2,330 1,220 250 West Midlands 3,540 1,960 370 East of England 2,660 1,230 330 London 7,250 3,700 880 South East 3,610 1,720 470 South West 2,630 1,190 320 England 32,100 15,880 3,410 Notes: 1Applicants accepted as eligible, unintentionally homeless and in priority need. 2 Household containing an expectant mother, but with no dependent children Source: ODPM quarterly PIE homelessness returns.