HC Deb 19 March 1958 vol 584 cc155-6W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Anglo-Egyptian refugees have been found work in this country; how many have been helped to emigrate; the total sum, up to 1st January, 1958, spent on helping these refugees; and how much has been advanced in loans.

Mr. R. A. Butler

By 31st January, 1958, the Ministry of Labour and National Service had found work for 1,129 Anglo-Egyptian refugees. Many more have secured employment through their own efforts or with the help of voluntary societies or their former employers, but the precise number is not known.

So far, 1,347 refugees have been helped to emigrate.

Up to 1st January, 1958, approximately £4,823,000 had been spent on helping refugees. This includes approximately £2,903,000 advanced under the scheme of ex gratia loans announced on 15th July, 1957, £11,000 advanced for educational purposes, and business loans amounting to £10,500.

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