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British Nationals Abroad (Repatriation)

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether British nationals resident abroad are eligible for repatriation to the United Kingdom at Government expense.

Destitution is the criterion for repatriation. British nationals who are legally entered residents entitled to welfare facilities in another country particularly Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, South Africa and certain West European countries, do not qualify.