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Oral Answers to Questions
Debate between Mr Gavin Shuker and Mr Marcus Jones
Monday 30 October 2017

(2 years, 2 months ago)

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Commons Chamber
Mr Marcus Jones Portrait The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr Marcus Jones) - Hansard
30 Oct 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Temporary accommodation ensures that no child is left without a roof over their head. Homelessness prevention is at the centre of our approach to protecting the most vulnerable. We are spending over £950 million until 2020 to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping, as well as implementing the most ambitious set of legislative reforms in decades with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

Mr Shuker Parliament Live - Hansard
30 Oct 2017, 2:45 p.m.

I asked the Minister what recent estimate he had made of the number of children in temporary accommodation. The answer is that there are more than 120,000—up 66% since his Government came to power. Why?

Mr Marcus Jones Portrait Mr Jones - Parliament Live - Hansard
30 Oct 2017, 2:46 p.m.

The number of children in temporary accommodation is below its peak in 2006, but we are certainly not complacent. That is why we have put £402 million into the flexible homelessness support grant over the next two years so that local areas can plan strategically to reduce the number of people in temporary accommodation.

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Children in Temporary Accommodation
Debate between Mr Gavin Shuker and Mr Marcus Jones
Monday 30 October 2017

(2 years, 2 months ago)

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Commons Chamber
Mr Marcus Jones Portrait The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr Marcus Jones) - Parliament Live - Hansard
30 Oct 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Temporary accommodation ensures that no child is left without a roof over their head. Homelessness prevention is at the centre of our approach to protecting the most vulnerable. We are spending over £950 million until 2020 to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping, as well as implementing the most ambitious set of legislative reforms in decades with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

Mr Shuker Hansard
30 Oct 2017, 2:45 p.m.

I asked the Minister what recent estimate he had made of the number of children in temporary accommodation. The answer is that there are more than 120,000—up 66% since his Government came to power. Why?

Mr Marcus Jones Portrait Mr Jones - Hansard
30 Oct 2017, 2:46 p.m.

The number of children in temporary accommodation is below its peak in 2006, but we are certainly not complacent. That is why we have put £402 million into the flexible homelessness support grant over the next two years so that local areas can plan strategically to reduce the number of people in temporary accommodation.