§ Mr. Jenkins
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many households were living in temporary accommodation in the Tamworth constituency in each year since 1997; and how many of those households included dependent children. 
§ Keith Hill
Information is not collected at constituency level, only at local authority level. A summary of information reported by Tamworth district council about the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation as at 31 March of each year since 1997 is tabled as follows. The number of households in temporary accommodation containing dependent children or expectant mothers has been collected only since March 2002.
Principal authority Area(s) which petitioned for parish status Outcome 2000–01 Ashfield Hucknall Declined Bromsgrove Lickey End One new parish created Harlow Church Langley Declined Newcastle upon tyne Blakelaw and North Fenham One new parish created Nottingham Wollaton Declined Restormel St. Austell Declined St. Edmunsbury Brackland Considered by district review but declined Total Two parishes created Declined 2001–02 Basildon Noak Bridge One new parish created Bradford Keighley One New parish created Bradford Oakworth Declined Burnley Padiham One new parish created Brentwood West Hornden Herongate and Ingrave Two new parishes created Dudley Stourbridge Invalid petition Leeds MBC Shadwell One new parish created Newcastle-under-Lyme silverdale One new parish created
Households in temporary accommodation1 arranged by Tamworth district council, as at 31 March Total households Of which: with dependent children2 1997 109 n/a 1998 83 n/a 1999 88 n/a 2000 92 n/a 2001 105 n/a 2002 94 90 2003 83 75 2004 not reported not reported 1 Households in temporary accommodation arranged by the local authority pending inquiries, or after being accepted, under homelessness legislation 2 Includes expectant mothers. Data collected only since March 2002. Source: ODPM P1E homelessness returns (quarterly).