Video: May declines to pledge even one fewer homeless child by xmas 2018 #PMQs

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scroogeChristmas present – and future?

In Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) today, Jeremy Corbyn highlighted the fact that 128,000 children will be homeless this Christmas and asked Theresa May the simple question whether she would pledge that fewer will be homeless by next Christmas.

In response, May made a startling admission – that in spite of the huge increase in the number of homeless children, her government only intends to do what what it has already done.

Which has resulted in a huge increase in homelessness.

Here’s the exchange:

May lists:

  • a measure allowing councils to put people into private rented acommodation that has been in place since 2011
  • a previous change to the law supposed to prevent families with children living in ‘bed & breakfast’ (B&B) accommodation ‘except in an emergency’
  • the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) – which became law seven months ago

The first two measures clearly have not prevented…

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