HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 cc208-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that of the £7,204,000 grant in aid to the Uganda Resettlement Board only £600,000 is being allocated as grants to local authorities, whereas £6,456,000 is being made for other expenses of reception and settlement; and whether he will give a breakdown of the manner in which this latter figure is being allocated.

Mr. Lane

Initial provision of £600,000 has been made for those cases in which local authorities submit immediate applications for grant without waiting until the end of the financial year. The estimate for the expenses of reception and resettlement is made up as follows: £1,325,000 for setting up resettlement centres and airport reception centres, £4,775,000 for the running and other costs of the resettlement centres, £80,000 for salaries and wages, £26,000 for payments to voluntary bodies and £250,000 for assistance towards re-emigration.