UK Border Agency: Peterborough City Council

Home Department written question – answered on 17th February 2011.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what services were provided to Peterborough City Council by the UK Border Agency at a cost of £27,000 as published on the Council's website on 10 February 2011; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The UK Border Agency funds local authorities for caring for unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) or, in certain circumstances, the same children once they reach 18 years of age. The payment referred to on the Peterborough city council website of £27,983 to the UK Border Agency relates to a repayment of UASC grant money following the end of year reconciliation for 2009-10. The payment was made on 11 January 2010.

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