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YOUNG CASTS ASIDE OBJECTIONS TO COMMON HOUSING WAITING LIST

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Housing minister Sir George Young has ignored opposition to his plans for reform of homelessness legislation, the Evening Standard reports (p2).

The paper says that single mothers and teenagers will lose their automatic right to housing by being automatically classified as statutorily homeless.

Sir George is due to make a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon.

The Standard says that councils will get more discretion over the treatment of priority cases and for the first time be allowed to put them in private rented accommodation, including hostels.

The law would have to be changed to allow the use of private rented property which under current regulations does not qualify as permanent.

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