HC Deb 28 October 1996 vol 284 c42W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the housing of refugee families since August 1996 by English local authorities within the terms of the Children Act 1989. [667]

Mr. Burns

Special grant report No. 22 (HC 16) relating to the persons from abroad children's grant was laid before the House on the 23 October. The purpose of this grant is to compensate social services departments for the additional expenditure they incur under the Children Act as a consequence of changes in social security entitlement and local authorities' housing duties towards certain asylum seekers.

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