§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions he is issuing to local authorities with regard to the contents of the circulars to be issued shortly under section 29 of the Immigration Act 1971; what role he expects local authorities to play in connection with the provisions for voluntary repatriation: and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waddington
The purpose of the circular to local authorities will be to provide detailed information about the revised arrangements for repatriation. The circular will contain no instructions to local authorities, but I expect them to be willing to make information about the revised arrangements available to persons who seek advice about the availability of assistance with repatriation.