§ Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the estimated expenditure of public funds in 1975 on maintaining in detention passengers initially refused leave to enter who were subsequently admitted, and on removing overseas passengers initially refused leave to enter who were subsequently returned to the United Kingdom by the countries to which they were sent.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The estimated expenditure of public funds in 1975 on the detention, otherwise than in prisons or police stations, of passengers who were not initially given leave to enter but who were subsequently admitted was £93,000. This includes expenditure both where leave to enter was initially refused and where the passenger was detained while a decision was reached as to whether or not he should be given leave. It is not possible to separate the expenditure on the two types of case. No records are kept which would enable the second part of the Question to be answered; but these cases are quite rare and removal costs would normally be the responsibility of the carrying company.