§ 5. Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he deprives immigrants wishing to return home of financial assistance to which they are entitled under Section 29 of the Immigration Act, where the average weekly earnings of the family exceed the appropriate supplementary benefit level by £2.
§ Mr. Lane
Section 29 of the Immigration Act, 1971, authorised the giving of assistance but did not confer any entitlement. The Government's intention is to assist only those who lack the means to finance their departure themselves.