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Migration Impacts Forum

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are involved in running the Migration Impacts Forum; and what estimate she has made of the costs of running the Forum in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. (245692)

Four staff from the Home Office and Communities and Local Government jointly provide the secretariat for the MIF, as part of their wider responsibilities. Other staff from a number of Government Departments are involved on an ad hoc basis as required.

The MIF has no running costs other than those of staff time within the Departments and the logistical arrangements of the quarterly MIF meetings. These costs are paid for from within departmental budgets.