(6) Each local authority in England and Wales is required to inform the Secretary of State by 1 January each year of:
The number of homeless persons residing in its area; and
Anyone else spot a slight problem there?
Further. It sez the Sec State must build enough housing to eliminate homelessness. OK, so, there are circa 5,000 rough sleepers out there. Build 5,000 houses and we’re done, right?
Hmm, what, that doesn’t solve homelessness? Then it’s not a shortage of housing that’s causing homelessness, is it?