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MOVE TO EXTEND CATEGORIES OF HOMELESS PEOPLE IN WALES

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The Welsh assembly has committed itself to extending the categories of people coinsidered homeless and in need of u...
The Welsh assembly has committed itself to extending the categories of people coinsidered homeless and in need of urgent assistance, reported The Western Mail (22 June, p5).

Members supported a Liberal Democrat initiative to classify such groups as released prisoners, people fleeing domestic violence and care-leavers as homeless and in need of priority help.

The move called on Labour's Welsh local government secretary, Peter Law, to draw up plans to change the law to include the new groups within four months. Mr Law welcomed the intention of the motion in general, adding that he was committed to making sure no one had to sleep rough in Wales.

However, he warned thay four months was not enough time to carry out the change and called on AMs to reject the motion and instrad eait for Labour to bring forward its own legislation on the issue.
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