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Immigration: Homelessness

Volume 710: debated on Thursday 7 May 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will grant funding to voluntary organisations who work with European Union accession state migrant workers with a view to avoiding increased homelessness in the United Kingdom.[HL3114]

The Government have provided £200 million to local authorities and the voluntary sector over three years to tackle homelessness, including rough sleeping. This is the biggest ever cash injection for homelessness services provided by any Government. It has provided £360,000 in additional homelessness grant funding in 2008-09 to some London councils, who in turn fund the voluntary sector, to prevent homelessness among A10 nationals—for instance, by paying for destitute A10s to return home.