Opposition peers say homelessness is rising as a result of benefit cuts and a lack of house building. Mark D'Arcy follows the exchanges in the Lords on the final parliamentary day before the Christmas recess.
Also on the programme:
* What are the lessons to be learnt from last week's disturbances at Birmingham Prison?
* Peers debate the difficulties facing the introduction of the new universal credit welfare system.
* Experienced peers take stock of the effect of the EU referendum result on the House of Lords.