HL Deb 19 December 1990 vol 524 c52WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will use the £18 million so far collected in fines under the Immigration (Carriers Liability) Act 1987 to provide reception centres for asylum seekers and permanent housing for refugees accepted into Britain.

Earl Ferrers

By 6th December the sums collected by the Secretary of State under Section 1 of the 1987 Act totalled £8,696,000. Such sums are payable into the Consolidated Fund and may not be used for other purposes. Reception arrangements for asylum seekers and refugees are among the matters currently being reviewed by an inter-departmental group of officials.