Britain's government on Sunday defended proposed legislation that aims to restrict charities from providing homeless people with tents, after facing fierce criticism.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of people sleeping on the streets with UK mortgage rates and rents soaring since decades-high inflation fuelled the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation.
Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden told the BBC Sunday that the government was looking at legislation aimed at preventing "tent cities."
"We shouldn't allow these kind of tent cities and other things to spring up and that's why we are looking at the kind of legislation that might be necessary to address that," he said.
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