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Local Authority Reception Centres (Costs)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about the additional costs which local authorities have to incur in providing education services to Vietnamese refugees in reception centres in their areas.

The Government have decided, subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary additional expenditure, to reimburse in full the salary costs of necessary staff, and the cost of materials and transport. Where appropriate, assistance will be given towards the running costs of premises. To meet the increased expenditure the cash limit on the relevant Home Office cash block (HO2) will be raised by £1 million.