HC Deb 30 January 1956 vol 548 cc67-8W
Mr. Allaun

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what assistance is provided by his Department to Polish, other European, West Indian and other immigrants into this country respectively; what are the number of persons assisted; and what is the total cost of such assistance to the different racial groups respectively.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Subject to the usual conditions, immigrants can receive National Insurance benefits from my Department and National Assistance from the National Assistance Board; and, when they have satisfied certain residence conditions, they can qualify for Family Allowances. There are no statistics showing how many immigrants are receiving these payments or the total cost of making these payments to immigrants.