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Local Government Finance

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what analysis will be undertaken prior to the allocation of funding to local authorities in 2007-08 of the impact on services provision of the immigration to the UK of people from accession countries in the EU since May 2004; and if she will make a statement. (81851)

The Department for Communities and Local Government uses population data provided by the Office for National Statistics. These are the best data available on a consistent basis for all authorities. The formula grant distribution system was changed for 2006-07 and 2007-08 to take into account population projections. The projections includes net migration in local authority areas.