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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10991: Johann Lamont (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many children in Glasgow have lived in temporary accommodation in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 14 September 2017

Information on the number of homeless adults and children who have lived in temporary accommodation throughout the course of each year is not currently available.

The Scottish Government collects temporary accommodation information from local authorities in the HL2 form which provides information, on a snapshot basis, on the number of households in temporary accommodation at the end of each quarter. Information is collected on the number of dependent children living within these households. The following table provides a count of children in Temporary Accommodation in the Glasgow local authority area as at the 31st March each year since 2007.

At 31st March

Number of children in Temporary Accommodation in Glasgow

2007

1,302

2008

2,549

2009

1,814

2010

1,670

2011

1,505

2012

1,363

2013

1,232

2014

998

2015

1,200

2016

1,391

2017

1,602

Source Scottish Government HL2 Temporary Accommodation Dataset as at 23 May 2017