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RULES ON RELOCATING HOMELESS TO BE RELAXED, SAYS YOUNG

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Speaking at a housing debate yesterday, environment minister, Sir George Young repeated the government's new policy...
Speaking at a housing debate yesterday, environment minister, Sir George Young repeated the government's new policy ruling, to be published tomorrow, that the homeless and single mothers should not necessarily have priority on housing waiting lists, the Financial Times reports (p6).

At the conference, organised by Roof magazine, the minister said increased supply of housing for rent was the key to reduced homelessness.

Shadow environment minister, Jack Straw, said the move was 'indecent' and sought to punish those the government believed has acted irresponsibly.
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