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Asylum: Repatriation

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on the voluntary assisted return and reintegration programme. (195546)

The Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme (VARRP) commenced in 2002 as a development from the Voluntary Assisted Return Programme (VARP). The total cost of VARRP to 31 July 2007 is £37,803,669.80.

VARRP is co-funded with the European Refugee Fund. These figures include both Home Office and ERF funding.

As the VARRP 2007 is currently ongoing, the overall cost of this programme is not yet available.