HC Deb 15 November 1968 vol 773 cc164-5W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why Mrs. Carmen del Rio, evacuated from Gibraltar in 1940, who was promised a grant of £35 by the Resettlement Committee on 12th January, 1950, has so far received only £15, in spite of frequent requests.

Mr. Whitlock

Mrs. del Rio was informed by the Gibraltarian Resettlement Committee in January, 1950 that the balance of £20 would be paid as soon as she was rehoused. It was not until March, 1968 that she indicated that she had been rehoused. Unfortunately, the funds granted to resettle Gibraltarian evacuees in this country were fully expended in 1952 when the Gibraltarian Resettlement Fund was closed. The case was brought to the attention of the Gibraltar Government who agreed in the circumstances to meet this claim. A cheque for £ 20 was sent to Mrs. del Rio on 13th November.