HC Deb 26 July 1985 vol 83 cc971-2W
Mr. Proctor

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.

regions. An analysis by districts (areas for 1980–81 and 1981–82) is included in summaries of English health authorities' accounts which our Department has prepared as a series of booklets. Copies of these are available in the Library.

Mr. Whitney

[pursuant to the reply, 19 July 1985, c. 307]: The following information is readily available about single payments for voluntary repatriation expenses made under the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976. The table shows the number of persons assisted in 1982, January 1983 to November 1983 inclusive and December 1983 to May 1985 inclusive.

Number of cases Amount £
1982 49 16,534
January 1983 to November 1983 39 30,113
December 1983 to May 1985 140

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