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Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government: Finance

Volume 492: debated on Friday 8 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 317W, on the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government: finance, what the terms of reference were of the good practice on migration project. (272331)

The aim of the Migration Excellence Programme was to develop a good practice toolkit for local government that provided local authorities with guidance on how to pool and analyse all relevant national, regional and local data and intelligence in order to build accurate local profiles of Central and Eastern European migration.

The purpose and structure of the project were to provide:

1. Local authorities with an inventory of data sources

2. Information on publicly available on-line information

3. Guidance on how partners should be sharing data

4. Examples of good practice from three case study areas.