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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department provided to the (a) Home Office and (b) Foreign and Commonwealth Office migration funds in each financial year since 2001. (268868)

The Department for International Development (DFID) transferred £1 million to the Home Office Migration Fund in each of the financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08.

DFID transferred £5 million to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the last financial year (2008-09) as our contribution to the Returns and Reintegration Fund (a pooled fund comprising DFID, FCO, United Kingdom Borders Agency (UKBA) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) financial resources and expertise, administered by the FCO).