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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12039: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in (a) North Lanarkshire and (b) the rest of the country live in temporary accommodation.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 6 November 2017

The number of households in Temporary Accommodation in (a) North Lanarkshire and (b) the rest of the country at the 31st March is published by the Scottish Government in Table 17 of Homelessness in Scotland Statistics and is available at this link: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/RefTables.

The published figures show that as at 31 March 2017 there were 10,873 households in temporary accommodation across Scotland, and 570 households in temporary accommodation in North Lanarkshire.

The Scottish Government collects and publishes information on the number of households in Temporary Accommodation at the end of each quarter. This is collected from local authorities in the HL2 form which provides information, on a snapshot basis, i.e. on the number of households in temporary accommodation at the end of each quarter.