HC Deb 21 March 1947 vol 435 c126W
Mr. Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why a British subject in Malta who desires to travel to this country has to pay a deposit of £10; and in what circumstances it is refundable.

Mr. Creech Jones

This deposit is required only of persons intending to settle or seek employment outside Malta in case they become destitute and require repatriation. It is repayable after 12 months or on earlier return to Malta.