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Immigration: Local Authorities

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 611W, on immigration: local authorities, how much is available under the transitional costs fund in 2008-09; how many local authorities have submitted claims to the fund; what the value of the claims submitted have been; which local authorities have made claims; what the value of the claim was in each case; and how much had been disbursed to local authorities at the most recent date for which figures are available. (201158)

[holding answer 24 April 2008]: The financial support available will depend on the claims made by local authorities.

At the present time no payments have been made to any local authority. Support will be made available to individual authorities for a maximum of six months after they have begun to incur qualifying expenditure. Lin Homer will update the Home Affairs Select Committee in the summer.