§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funds have been received from the United Nations or any other agency for the settlement of Somalian refugees; and on what projects such funds have been spent.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
None. The United Nations does not make any formal contribution towards the resettlement of Somalian refugees in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom does, of course, contribute to the costs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1989 we gave £19,366,000 to UNHCR. Arrangements for the reception and resettlement of refugees in the United Kingdom assume that their basic needs are adequately met by existing services provided by both central and local government but, in addition, grant aid is made available to encourage community development through national and regional voluntary bodies.