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Homelessness Reduction Bill passes final test in the Commons

Today Bob Blackman MP's Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its Report Stage in the House of Commons.

Responding, Crisis Chief Executive Jon Sparkes said: “We’d like to thank the MPs from across the political spectrum who came together once again to back this much needed bill, as well as Government ministers for their continued leadership.

“Yet we still have a way to go before the bill becomes law, and we call on peers of all political persuasions to offer their support as it makes its way through the Lords.

“If and when we get there, the ‘Homelessness Reduction Act’ will be a true landmark. For 40 years we’ve had a system that fails too many homeless people by turning them away from help when they need it most. This legislation could help put an end to that injustice once and for all.

“Today’s success shows what can be done with enough determination and support, but we must continue to build on what we’ve achieved, both to get the bill through parliament and to make it work for homeless people if and when it finally becomes law. Together we can make 2017 a historic year for tackling homelessness.”

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