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Government defends temporary accommodation stats

3 Nov 15

The government has fought statistic with statistic as they came under scrutiny in the Commons.

Matthew Pennycook, Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich, asked: What assessment he has made of the effect of poverty on increases in the number of people living in temporary accommodation since 2010.
Responding on behalf of the government was Justin Tomlinson, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for disabled people.
He said: I hope they (local authorities…


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