HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 c401W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is aware that last August a group of United States tourists were stranded at Gatwick Airport when a charter company failed to fly them home, that welfare payments were made by his Department and since then almost all of such grants have been repaid by these tourists; and whether he will make a statement giving details of the amounts now outstanding which are to be repaid in due course.

Mr. Dean

I would refer the hon. Member to my replies to similar Questions from the hon. Member for Doncaster (Mr. Harold Walker) on 24th October and my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Miss Joan Hall) on 7th November. The full amount paid has been refunded.—[Vol. 843 c.238; Vol. 845 c. 112.]