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AN MP has urged government to get local authorities to work together when placing families in temporary accommodation.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage spoke during questions to the Department for Communities and Local Government on Monday.

She said: ‘Over 80 per cent of the families who are in bed and breakfast accommodation for longer than 6 weeks come from 15 council areas. What more can the department do to encourage councils to share best practice in how to deal with this issue?’

Gosport Borough Council has invested £2m in Agnew House and Barclay House for people needing accommodation.