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Migration Impacts Fund

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 200 projects will be funded under the Migration Impacts Fund; where each is based; what the purpose of each is; what the name of the recipient of funding in respect of each is; and how much each will receive. (288831)

On 9 July 2009 we announced the successful proposals for England to receive a share of the Migration Impacts Fund. The Fund is financed by a levy on migrants and provides £35 million across the UK for 2009-10 and, subject to a review in the autumn, a similar amount in 2010-11. This money will be used to reduce local pressure on public services and tackle illegal working practices. Councils and other frontline services have identified projects in their area that will make the biggest contribution to insulating them and local people against the impact of migration.

A list of funding allocations for 2009-10 has been deposited in the Library of the House. This does not cover payments to voluntary sector bodies, or to enforcement agencies to protect existing workers in local areas as amounts are subject to funding agreements. Details of these payments will be published shortly.