HC Deb 04 May 1982 vol 23 c14W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report in tabulated form the annual maximum level of the baggage allowance for repatriation for each year since 1978 until 1 April 1982, inclusive; if he will also publish figures showing the year-on-year increase in this allowance; if he will express these increases in percentage terms; and if he will provide separate figures for both zone A and zone B of the repatriation scheme and for those over 16 years of age and those under 16 years of age; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Raison

There is no automatic annual increase in the maximum allowances for the transport of baggage under the repatriation scheme operated by International Social Service of Great Britain. The allowances for Me period 10 October 1978 to 1 April 1982 were as follows:

10 October 1978 to 31 March 1982 From 1 April 1982
£ per person £ per person
Zone A*
Persons aged 16 and over 125 225
Persons aged under 16 75 100
Zone B†
Persons aged 16 and over 150 250
Persons aged under 16 100 125
* Canada, USA, Carribbean, Central and South America.
† Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South-East Asia, Australia, other eastern hemisphere countries.

The allowances are within the discretion of ISS, which reviews them from time to time.

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