HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 cc234-5W
Ann Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will assess the advantages of continuing the payments of special grants to local housing authorities for accommodation provided to people who have been evacuated from the island of Montserrat. [28987]

Ms Armstrong

The special grant scheme for the provision of accommodation for Montserratian evacuees that we introduced last October closed at the end of January and a report has been laid before the House today. We have concluded that grants should continue to be made available to authorities in England for accommodation provided until 31 March 1998. We will make a further special grant report to the House in due course.

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