HC Deb 14 September 2004 vol 424 cc1523-4W
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. [188125]

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
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
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.
ODPM P1E homelessness returns (quarterly).