HC Deb 23 October 1972 vol 843 cc170-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why Mrs. Margaret Morgan, a British subject who became stranded in New York, was given no assistance by his Department; and whether he will arrange to reimburse the air fare and other expenses incurred in her return to Great Britain.

Mr. Kershaw

British subjects stranded abroad are advised that public funds may be lent (against a signed undertaking to repay) for repatriation only if they have no money and are unable to raise enough from friends, relations or banks, etc. The answer to the second part of the hon. Member's Question is therefore No.