Asylum aid sought

25th April 2008 at 01:00
Ten local authorities are calling for more money to look after unaccompanied children seeking asylum
Ten local authorities are calling for more money to look after unaccompanied children seeking asylum. Birmingham, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kent, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxfordshire, Solihull, and West Sussex councils have spent more than pound;100 million in the last two years on 3,500 young asylum seekers who arrived in the country with no one to care for them. The councils want pound;30m from the Government for unmet costs.

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