HC Deb 20 June 1996 vol 279 c533W
Mr. Rooker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is being made for citizens of Monserrat to seek temporary refuge in the United Kingdom during the present emergency caused by the volcanic eruption. [33338]

Mr. Kirkhope

Arrangements have been announced enabling Montserratians who can be accommodated by sponsors in the United Kingdom, and who can meet their own travel costs, to be admitted to the United Kingdom on an exceptional basis outside the immigration rules. To date, 103 people have registered an interest in these arrangements, 58 of whom have left Montserrat.