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Darren calls for restoration of Migrant Impact Fund

Darren Jones MP for Bristol North West, has called for the Migrant Impact Fund to be restored in the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on Monday (29th October).

Darren Jones MP said:

“The £50m fund was set-up several years ago in response to local government’s legitimate concerns that they needed central funding to help support any unexpected pressure on local services such as housing, schools and hospitals. This is common sense and the fund should have never been replaced with the much less effective Controlling Migration Fund which does not fund things such as additional pressures healthcare. This change was an ill-thought out, backwards step that only helps to fans the flames of prejudice and it must be reversed“.

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