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Repatriation Scheme

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of individuals aided by his Department's repatriation scheme in 1982, 1983 and 1984 and the expenditure incurred in each of those years; and if he will make a statement.

We have no departmental repatriation scheme as such, but I assume my hon. Friend is asking about patients repatriated to their country of origin at public expense. This information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.