No10 lobby briefing on homelessness, Saudi Arabia, Brexit, defence spending and Syria

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27th February 2018

Here is a summary of this morning's briefing for lobby journalists by the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

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The spokesman said this morning Cabinet meeting featured a discussion on the problem of rough sleeping. He said: "The Prime Minister said that rough sleeping was a tragedy and that is why the Government is committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027. Cabinet heard that the Government is supporting rough sleepers through a new housing first approach, with pilots due to take place  in the West Midlands, Liverpool and Manchester. This £28m project will provide intensive support to entrenched rough sleepers, providing them with stable, affordable accommodation and other support. The Prime Minister also said the Government should look at doing more with small charit...