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Nationality, Immigration And Asylum Act

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with (a) the Home Office, (b) the Local Government Association and (c) representatives of local education authorities on the implementation provisions contained in sections 36 and 37 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002; and if he will make a statement. [111082]

Discussions with the Home Office continue on a regular basis. Representatives from local education authorities for the areas where accommodation centres have been proposed and from the Local Government Association attended meetings with officials from the Department for Education and Skills and the Home Office on 20 August 2002, 20 September 2002, 14 October 2002 and 15 January 2003.