§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the total cost incurred in respect of the Asians expelled from Uganda; and if he will compare this with the amount of help given to British nationals expelled from Uganda.
§ Mr. R. Carr
Final figures for the costs of the reception and resettlement of United Kingdom passport holders expelled from Uganda cannot yet be calculated: but revised Supplementary 391W Estimates now laid before Parliament include £5.5 million for the Uganda Resettlement Board for the financial year 1972–73. No separate figures are kept which relate to the ethnic origin of those involved. We have also contributed £250,000 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees towards the costs of resettling stateless Asians expelled from Uganda.