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Asylum: Children

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her estimate is of the percentage of funds repaid by Government to Kent county council in respect of expenditure making provision for unaccompanied asylum seeking children in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08; and if she will make a statement. (202368)

[holding answer 30 April 2008]: The percentage of expenditure repaid to Kent in respect of expenditure claimed from the Home Office for the provision of service to unaccompanied asylum seeking children was: 100 per cent. of total eligible expenditure claimed, including special circumstances, in 2004-05 and 2005-06; 92 per cent. of total eligible expenditure claimed in 2006-07.

The grant claim timetable means that the figure for 2007-08 is not yet available.