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Voluntary Repatriations

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update his answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Erdington (Mr. Corbett) of 1 December 1983,Official Report, columns 623–26, regarding the numbers of voluntary repatriations assisted under the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976.

The table shows the number of people who have been assisted with voluntary repatriation, from 1 December 1983 to date, under the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976. Since August 1984, only British citizens born overseas or European nationals returning to Europe may be assisted under the DHSS scheme. Other people are now helped through a scheme run by the International Social Service of Great Britain on behalf of the Home Office.

1 December 1983 to date

Country

Families

Single

Total

Number of Families

Persons

Persons

India11
Pakistan1213
Bangladesh11
Jamaica121214
St. Vincent1224
Trinidad133
St. Lucia1213
Dominica11
Barbados11
Antigua11
Monserrat11
Grenada11
Somalia11
Cyprus11
Australia11
Unknown (Europe)133