§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many New Commonwealth immigrants have returned home under the voluntary repatriation scheme of the Immigration Act 1971 for each month since May 1979; and what has been the cost to public funds.
§ Mr. Raison
I understand from the International Social Service of Great Britain (which administers this scheme on the Government's behalf) that the information is as follows:—
1979 May 11 June 2 July 12 August 15 September 8 October 14 November 31 December 7 1980 January 8 Total 108
These figures include three people who were repatriated to a third country and may include some children born in this country.
The estimated cost to public funds is £66,300.