HL Deb 23 January 1996 vol 568 c63WA
The Viscount of Falkland

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much money they have budgeted towards helping local authorities with the costs of asylum seekers.

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment (Earl Ferrers)

Officials in the Departments of the Environment and of Health will be meeting representatives of the local authority associations in the near future to help us to identify these costs and to decide what financial assistance to make available to local authorities.