§ Major POLE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether any provision is made by the Government of India for the financial assistance of Indian repatriates from South Africa to aid these repatriates to a settled life on their arrival in India?
§ Mr. BENN
No provision is made by the Government of India for the grant of financial assistance to returned Indian emigrants from South Africa. The grant of such aid was not contemplated under paragraph 5 of Part I of the Cape Town Agreement, nor can it be considered necessary in view of the substantial bonus which returning emigrants receive under 295W the scheme of assisted emigration from the Union Government. The special officer at Madras gives assistance on application in matters of finding employment and of the banking of moneys brought back by emigrants from South Africa.