Responding to the report that the number of homeless families living in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation has risen by almost half in the first few months of 2012, Jack Dromey, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister said:
“Because the Tory-led Government cut too far, too fast, Britain is gripped by the toxic combination of the worst housing crisis in a generation and the longest double-dip recession since the War.
“Affordable housebuilding is down 68% and homelessness up by 26%. For a family to lose their home is heartbreaking. To end up packed into overcrowded rooms in bed and breakfast shames our country and is a shameful failure of a failing Government.”