HC Deb 01 March 1973 vol 851 c395W
32. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, notwithstanding the Government's appeal to the Ugandan Asians not to go to "Red" areas, by 24th January 1973, 1,002 refugees had said they were going to Barnet, 2,003 to Brent, 1,017 to Ealing, 1,001 to Harrow, 700 to Newham, 349 to Haringey and 2,202 to Leicester; and what special aid has been or is to be given to these areas to assist in coping with the various problems which this influx of immigrants has caused and is causing in the areas stated.

Mr. Lane

I am familiar with the figures quoted by the hon. Member. Local authorities that incur expenditure in connection with resettlement of the refugees from Uganda may apply for grants from the Uganda Resettlement Board. Details were given in a letter sent by the board to all local authorities on 1st November 1972.