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Immigrants' Dependants

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set up a system to monitor the number of grants payable to immigrants' dependants and the amounts involved where sponsors have defaulted.

Such monitoring will be unnecessary in view of the changes we propose, to come into effect next November, whereby a sponsor will be legally liable for the maintenance of an immigrant dependant.