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Home Department written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

Although the Home Office and UK Border Agency have made grant payments to fund charitable organisations over the past five years, and may continue to do so in the future, it would not be possible to fully answer this question to the level of detail required without incurring disproportionate cost. Our systems record payments to not for profit organisations which includes charities but also other philanthropic institutions and social enterprises. Hence, to do so would require investigating more than 300 not-for-profit recipients, identifying whether they make payments to charities as a lead partner.

As with all grant funding in the Home Office and agencies, grants paid to charities are monitored to ensure that recipients deliver the objectives of individual projects as well as contributing to the strategic aims of the Department.

The Criminal Records Bureau, Identity and Passport Service and the National Fraud Authority have not provided any funding to charities over the previous five years, and have not allocated any budget to fund charities over the spending review period.

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