§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Commonwealth refugees have been assisted under the terms of section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 in each of the last 10 years.
§ Mr. John Patten
Grant under section 11 of the local Government Act 1966 is paid to local authorities only in respect of the employment of staff. No information is available on the numbers or status of persons assisted by such staff, though some will have been refugees.
Cheshire Constabulary—Expenditure 1979–80 and 1987–88 1979–80 cash £s 1979–80 real terms (1987–88 price base) 1987–88 (provisional) cash Net expenditure (relevant for grant) 20,008,493 35,130,353 47,267,338 Other expenditure 288,843 507,143 674,000 Net revenue expenditure 20,297,336 35,637,496 47,941,338 Expenditure met by police specific grant1 10,004,246 17,565,177 24,106,342 Expenditure met by Government blockgrant and by the rates2 10,293,090 18,072,319 23,834,996