Today's Press Association report also said that, according to Sir George Young MP, "[the] Tory-run authority was now seeking a 'non-legislative approach' but soup kitchens were more desirable when operating from 'established' buildings rather than on-the-street." Sir George also told his opposite number, Hilary Benn MP, that, "The portfolio holder at Westminster City Council (Cllr Daniel Astaire) has made it clear he wants a non-legislative solution. He plans to have discussions with those running the soup runs. It is already the case that two soup run providers have agreed to provide their services within a more settled environment and I welcome that."
The Leader of the House of Commons also highlighted "some of the comments made by those helping rough sleepers about the desirability of trying to focus the soup runs within an established building rather than having a magnet which attracts rough sleepers from all over the capital." He also went on to say, "I very much hope we are at one on rough sleepers and that we can support Westminster City Council and the enlightened approach which they are now taking."