Mark Prisk tells council its housing of homeless in B&Bs is "unacceptable"

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government

The housing minister, Mark Prisk, has told Westminster City Council that its ongoing practice of placing homeless families in bed & breakfast accommodation for over six weeks is "unlawful and unacceptable". In a letter to Westminster North MP, Karen Buck, Mr Prisk wrote: "The detrimental affects (sic) of B&B accommodation on families are well documented and we must avoid a return to the situation where thousands of homeless families were living in poor B&B accommodation long term. "T...

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