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Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to pages 80 and 81 of his Department’s Resource Accounts 2008-09, for what reasons the UK Border Agency made overpayments of £9.6 million in respect of accommodation and direct support to asylum seekers whose eligibility for the support had ceased. (309309)

The reasons for the overpayment of £9.6 million were set out in the notes to the Home Office Resource Accounts.

The notes also set out the actions taken by UK Border Agency to improve controls, these actions have been subject to continual review during the current financial year to ensure they have been effective.