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S5W-10990: Johann Lamont (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) families with children and (b) pregnant women have lived in B&B temporary accommodation in Glasgow in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 14 September 2017

Information on the number of homeless people who have used 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 whether a household contains dependent children or a pregnant woman (although this category cannot be split into the two component parts) and whether the temporary accommodation is a B&B. The following table provides a count of the number of these households in the Glasgow local authority area as at the 31st March each year since 2007.

At 31st March

Number of households with dependent children or a pregnant household member in B&B Temporary Accommodation in Glasgow

2007

7

2008

7

2009

1

2010

1

2011

0

2012

0

2013

0

2014

0

2015

1

2016

8

2017

2

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