24/12/2012 09:31 GMT

More Families Left Homeless At Christmas

The number of homeless families staying in bed-and-breakfast accommodation has doubled in a year, according to official figures.

Between 2010 and 2011 the number of homeless households with dependent children or a pregnant woman in B&B hotels in London doubled from 1,230 to 2,460, according to data from the Department for Communities obtained by the Labour Party.