Date lodged: 16 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) pregnant women and (b) families with dependent children in (i) North Lanarkshire and (ii) the rest of the country live in temporary accommodation.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 6 November 2017
The number of households with a pregnant member or dependent children in Temporary Accommodation in (a) North Lanarkshire and (b) the rest of the country is published in Table 18 of Homelessness in Scotland Statistics at the following link: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/RefTables.
The published figures show that as at 31st March 2017 there were 10,873 households in temporary accommodation across Scotland, and of these households 3,250 had dependent children or a pregnant woman. There were 570 households in temporary accommodation in North Lanarkshire, and of these households 166 contained dependent children or a pregnant woman.
The Scottish Government collects information on the number of households with a pregnant member or dependent children in Temporary Accommodation from local authorities through the HL2 return, which provides temporary accommodation information on a snapshot basis at the end of each quarter. The category of households in Temporary Accommodation that contain a pregnant woman or dependent children cannot be split into the two component parts.