A survey of 151 MPs on their opinion about homeless people and their access to post, along with two proposed solutions.
- Nine in ten MPs agree that not having a fixed postal address makes it harder for homeless people to get the help they need (86%), with three quarters of MPs agreeing that action should be taken (74%).
- Three quarters of MPs agree that homeless people should be provided with either a PO box (72%) or Poste Restante service (75%).
- One in five MPs don’t know whether homeless people in their constituency currently have adequate access to post (21%), suggesting that some MPs need to be made more aware of the current situation in their own constituency.
- More than half of MPs support the idea of Central Government funding the service to provide postal access (58%). However, Conservative MPs are less likely to say that Central Government should fund the service than their Labour counterparts (36% vs 77%).
- Conservative MPs also appear to prefer a mixed selection of funding sources, with one third saying that Central Government, Royal Mail and Local Government should pay (36%, 33% and 31%).
Date Published: 18/12/2018
Categories: Policy Makers | Social | UK
Client: Citizens Advice
ComRes surveyed 151 MPs online or by self-completion paper survey between 4th and 31st October 2018. Data were weighted by party and region to be representative of the House of Commons. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.