HC Deb 16 April 1996 vol 275 c488W
Ms Glenda Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what extent local authorities are reimbursed for costs arising from their obligations to the children of asylum seekers, under the terms of the Children Act 1989. [24975]

Mr. Bowis

I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for Woolwich (Mr. Austin-Walker) on 19 March at columns191-92.