§ Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what additional funding has now been made available to local authorities to compensate for the effect of the Social Security (Persons from Abroad) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 30). 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Woolwich (Mr. Austin-Walker) on 19 MarchOfficial Report columns 146–47.