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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Please could you provide me with the following information through the Freedom of Information Act...

Syrian Refugees

1. How many housed in Clackmannanshire?
2. Type of tenures?
3. How much money has Central Government given Clackmannanshire council?
4. What have they spent money on?
5. Will they publish year on year accounts?
If not why not?
6. Who has overall responsibility for the budget?
7. If the money is not been spent on refugees what have they spent the money on and who sanctioned that?
Yours faithfully,
B Ovens

Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Brian Ovens Contact: Pearl McMenemy
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU032E610
Date: 04/06/2018

Dear Mr. Ovens

Freedom of Information : HOU032E610

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 04/06/2018 about Syrian Refugees.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 02/07/2018. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

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Dylan Easton, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Brian Ovens Contact: Dylan Easton
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU032E610
Date: 02/07/2018

Dear Mr. Ovens

Freedom of Information Enquiry: HOU032E610

Thank you for your information request dated 04/06/2018.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

Thank you for your enquiry:

Q1 - 86 refugees have been have been housed in Clackmannanshire under the
Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Program  (VPRS)

Q2 - All are housed under Scottish Secure Tenancies

Q3 - The total amount of money received by Clackmannanshire Council, from
the Home Office in respect of the VPRS program, is £1,109,418 to March
2018.

Q4 - The monies provided have been allocated to the provision of services
to the refugee families through, for example, additional support services,
ESOL classes and overcoming barriers to attending such classes. Additional
sums have been allocated to addressing additional service provision
required by Social Services, Education and employability services.

Q5 - It is not the Council's intention to provide separate accounts.
Detail of expenditure on this area will be included within the Council's
published accounts, no additional detail is required.

Q6 - Overall responsibility for all budgetary matters rests with the
Council's Chief Executive

Q7 - As above, all monies provided are being spent on activity related to
the resettlement of the families and is in full accordance with the
funding arrangements agreed with the Home Office.

 

Yours sincerely

Dylan Easton

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Do you have the information to my request?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Ovens

FOI, Clackmannanshire Council

Dear Mr Ovens, the response was returned on 2nd July - text below:-

Thank you for your enquiry:

Q1 - 86 refugees have been have been housed in Clackmannanshire under the
Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Program  (VPRS)

Q2 - All are housed under Scottish Secure Tenancies

Q3 - The total amount of money received by Clackmannanshire Council, from
the Home Office in respect of the VPRS program, is £1,109,418 to March
2018.

Q4 - The monies provided have been allocated to the provision of services
to the refugee families through, for example, additional support services,
ESOL classes and overcoming barriers to attending such classes. Additional
sums have been allocated to addressing additional service provision
required by Social Services, Education and employability services.

Q5 - It is not the Council's intention to provide separate accounts.
Detail of expenditure on this area will be included within the Council's
published accounts, no additional detail is required.

Q6 - Overall responsibility for all budgetary matters rests with the
Council's Chief Executive

Q7 - As above, all monies provided are being spent on activity related to
the resettlement of the families and is in full accordance with the
funding arrangements agreed with the Home Office.

Many thanks

From:        Brian Ovens <[FOI #488664 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Clackmannanshire Council <[Clackmannanshire Council request email]>
Date:        03/07/2018 19:56
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Syrian Refugees

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Do you have the information to my request?
Yours faithfully,
Brian Ovens

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FOI, Clackmannanshire Council

I will ask the monitor to re-send the e-mail also thanks

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Dylan Easton, Clackmannanshire Council

Hi

Received an email saying that you never received the information from this
FOI.

Please see attached from investigating officer.

Thank you for your enquiry:

Q1 - 86 refugees have been have been housed in Clackmannanshire under the
Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Program  (VPRS)

Q2 - All are housed under Scottish Secure Tenancies

Q3 - The total amount of money received by Clackmannanshire Council, from
the Home Office in respect of the VPRS program, is £1,109,418 to March
2018.

Q4 - The monies provided have been allocated to the provision of services
to the refugee families through, for example, additional support services,
ESOL classes and overcoming barriers to attending such classes. Additional
sums have been allocated to addressing additional service provision
required by Social Services, Education and employability services.

Q5 - It is not the Council's intention to provide separate accounts.
Detail of expenditure on this area will be included within the Council's
published accounts, no additional detail is required.
Q6 - Overall responsibility for all budgetary matters rests with the
Council's Chief Executive
Q7 - As above, all monies provided are being spent on activity related to
the resettlement of the families and is in full accordance with the
funding arrangements agreed with the Home Office.

Dylan Easton
Modern Apprentice for D&E/Housing
Clackmannanshire Council
Kilncraigs
Greenside Street
Alloa
FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452413

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