II, C20 “the Assistance Board” means the National Assistance Board. Section four shall have effect as if there were substituted—, for any reference to the Minister of Health a reference to the Secretary of State; and, in subsection (1) for the reference to the, the National Health Service (Scotland) Acts 1947 to 1972, the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, In the application of the Schedule to Scotland—. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Provision by the Minister of Health of health services. It offered British citizenship to over 200,000 displaced Polish troops on British soil who had fought against Nazi Germany and opposed the Soviet takeover of their homeland. former members of any of the forces mentioned in subsection (1) of section one of this Act (including the naval detachment therein mentioned), and members of any of those forces relegated from service therewith; subsequently married or formed a civil partnership. . . . 2, Sch. . . . . Unless otherwise indicated, all articles published in FMR in print and online, and FMR itself, are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) licence. . Humanitarian reform: fulfilling its promise? . . . Any person who, in connection with the ascertainment of amounts which he may be reasonably required to pay under subsection (6) of section three of this Act, knowingly makes any false statement or false representation as to the circumstances affecting him shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months. (7)Payments under a scheme made under this section shall be made out of moneys provided by Parliament. . For more information see the EUR-Lex public statement on re-use. . The Minister of Health may provide such services and do such things as appear to him to be requisite for meeting the . 7 Pt. When they discovered that we are a hard-working lot, they began to like us, I think.” (3). . ➢On 27 March 1947, after several months of preparation and laborious effort by the British Parliament, the Polish Resettlement Bill was passed, providing entitlement to employment and to unemployment benefit in Britain. . 1 para. ], F50Ss. . . . . . Details at www.fmreview.org/copyright. F35 needs as to mental or bodily health, of persons of any description [F36for whom the Secretary of State has power] to provide accommodation under section three of this Act, including any such services and things as are specified in the National Health Service (Scotland) Acts 1947 to 1972, as services or things which . 1951/174 (1951 I, p. 1369), F23Words repealed by Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30, SIF 113:1), ss. 3U.K.Payments for benefits provided for any person under section three of this Act may be required under subsection (6) of that section from that person, or, in the case of a married person, from his wife or her husband, or, in the case of a person who is under the age of sixteen years and has parents or a parent living . 5 Pt. . . . (2). . . 18(b); S.I. . II, X54U.K.The amounts of the payments which may be required shall be such amounts, not exceeding what appears to [F54the Supplementary Benefits Commission] (in this Part of this Schedule referred to as “the Board”) to be the appropriate scale charge fixed under the said subsection (6), as may appear to the Board to be reasonable having regard to all the circumstances affecting the person on whom the requirement is made: . . Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. 1(2), F29Words in s. 4(1) substituted (1.3.2007) by National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c. 43), s. 8(2), Sch. . An Act of Parliament was passed in February 1946 and in the middle of March Ernest Bevan formally advised all Poles could not be maintained in Britain (Cynk, 1998). 6 para. . . 1968/1699, C2Functions of Minister of Social Security now exercisable by Secretary of State: S.I. Show Timeline of Changes: (2)The Secretary of State may make arrangements with any other government department or other authority or person for the provision of services or the doing of things under this section, on his behalf and at his expense, by that authority or person. . . Blaszczyk, Agata. . . In 1947, the Committee for the Education of Poles was set up, with all expenses to be defrayed out of funds provided by parliament. . . 3(11), F21S. 17; S.I. 1982/1082 (N.I. II, 4U.K.The amounts of the payments which may be required shall be such amounts, not exceeding what appears to the Assistance Board (in this Part of this Schedule referred to as “the Board”) to be the appropriate scale charge fixed under the said subsection (6), as may appear to the Board to be reasonable having regard to all the circumstances affecting the person on whom the requirement is made: . Power to apply Royal Warrant as to pensions etc. provisions of His Majesty’s Royal Warrant of the twelfth day of April, nineteen hundred and forty-six, concerning retired pay, pensions and other grants for members of the military forces and of the nursing and auxiliary services thereof disabled, and for the widows,[F1surviving civil partners,] children, parents and other dependants of such members deceased, in consequence of service during the 1939 world war: Provided that payments under a scheme made under this section shall be limited to such as fall due for payment before the expiration of five years from the passing of this Act, or such extended period, if any, as the Minister of Pensions, with the consent of the Treasury, may from time to time by order specify (but without prejudice to any provision which may be made by the scheme for the drawing thereafter of any such payments not drawn during that period, or the completion thereafter of pending proceedings on a claim which will, if successful, confer a title to payments which would have fallen due during that period had the claim been then accepted), and any such order may provide that the extension shall apply only to cases of any class or classes therein specified. the Polish armed forces organised and employed under British command in pursuance of the agreement made as aforesaid on the fifth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty, The scheme may also include provision, as regards cases in which periodical payments in respect of the disablement or death of members of Polish forces not falling within paragraph (, Provisions of the said Royal Warrant applied by the scheme may be applied with modifications, or subject to conditions, limitations or exceptions, (including exceptions applying by virtue of a person's residence in Poland at any time prior to 1 May 2004). Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. . 86 (with Sch. . . & O. . . . The Polish Resettlement Act 1947 was the first ever mass immigration legislation of the British parliament. . . . Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. . . 5, 8, 9, 12(2) repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1953 c. 5 (2 & 3 Eliz. 3(7) substituted by Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 (c. 20), s. 39(2), Sch. . . 4 above extends to England and Wales and Northern Ireland only. . . . . 1999/672, art. Alongside the basic needs of the new arrivals in terms of accommodation, health, welfare and employment, there was a considerable demand for education. The Act demonstrated that by providing adequate resources and responding positively to the needs of refugees, the integration process into the host society can be significantly eased. Next following s. 4 extends to Scotland only, Words repealed by Statute Law Revision Act, Words in s. 4(1) substituted (1.3.2007) by, Words in s. 4(1) substituted (28.6.1995 for enabling the making of any regulations, orders, directions, schemes or appointments for which they provide and 1.4.1996 for all other purposes) by virtue of. In any proceedings for recovery of sums required to be paid as aforesaid a document signed by an officer of the Board stating the making and particulars of the requirement, . . . Provisions as to charges for accommodation etc. . Words in s. 1(1) inserted (15.4.2005 for specified purposes, 5.12.2005 in so far as not already in force) by. Unfortunately, despite the new legislation, it took many years for these new residents to be accepted and honoured for their contribution to the war effort. There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament any increase attributable to the passing of this section in the sums payable out of such moneys under [section 61 of the National Assistance Act, 1948, and any sums received by the Board under this section or under section 43 or section 45 of that Act, as applied by this section, shall be paid into the Exchequer. . . This Act may be cited as the Polish Resettlement Act, 1947. 4 extends to Northern Ireland only, F54Words substituted by Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 (c. 20), s. 39(2), Sch. . 12(3) substituted by Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30, SIF 113:1), s. 20, Sch. 8, 21, Sch. Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. . . The Act provided Polish refugees in the UK with entitlement to employment and to unemployment benefit. . “Pole” means a person registered under the Aliens Order,[S.R. . Putting IDPs on the map: achievements and challenges, Protecting and assisting the internally displaced: the way forward, Delivering the goods: rethinking humanitarian logistics, Dilemmas of development induced displacement, Response Strategies of the Internally Displaced, Practical considerations for effective resettlement, The resettlement of Hungarian refugees in 1956, Surge and selection: power in the refugee resettlement regime, The internationalisation of resettlement: lessons from Syria and Bhutan, A ‘successful’ refugee resettlement programme: the case of Nepal, Putting refugees at the centre of resettlement in the UK, Southeast Asia and the disenchantment with resettlement. 3 above extends to England and Wales and Scotland only. (4). II, F26S. . . 7 Pt. . The scheme, or any substituted scheme or order made under the last preceding subsection, may provide that it shall come into operation, or shall be deemed to have come into operation, on such date as may be specified therein, whether before or after the passing of this Act, and different dates may be specified as respects different purposes or different provisions of the scheme or order. . . 1951/174 (1951 I, p. 1369), F10Words repealed by Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30, SIF 113:1), ss. . 40, F34Words substituted by virtue of Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20, SIF 85), s. 148, Sch. . There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. . 4 para. . After the war, the 1947 Polish Resettlement. 2005/3175, art. persons who have been permitted to enter the United Kingdom on or after the first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, as being followers of a body of Polish forces entering the United Kingdom and dependent thereon or on members thereof, as to which, in case of doubt, a certificate of the Secretary of State shall be conclusive. Arrangements by the Minister of Labour and National Service for emigration. . the only thing i can think is at the end he was trying to get to america alot of poles didnt want to go back hence living in britain..it wasnt on the cards at the time theyd get to stay that came after The Polish Resettlement Act 1947.. . . Bloch, Alice. . . . . The huts were equipped with electric lights and heated by slow combustion stoves but had poor natural ventilation and light. . . Sums required to be paid in accordance with the preceding provisions of this Part of this Schedule shall, without prejudice to any other remedy be recoverable summarily as a civil debt, and proceedings for such recovery may, notwithstanding anything in any Act to the contrary, be brought at any time within one year from the time when the matter complained of arose. 6 para. . F25. . . 2), F43Ss. . . . The Board may make arrangements with any government department or other authority or person for the provision of benefits under this section, on behalf and at the expense of the Board, by that authority or person. . . . The Clause goes on to say that those people will get pensions, including pensions for the dependants of those who have been killed in consequence of service during the 1939 world war. . . The 1947 Polish Resettlement Act offered British citizenship to more than 200,000 Poles who had contributed to the war effort – about 6,000 members of the Polish … 1, F5Words in s. 2(2)(c) substituted (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), s. 263(8)(a), Sch. . During the seven and a half years of its existence the Committee’s expenditure totalled nine million pounds. . 3(7) substituted by Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 (c. 20), s. 39(2), Sch. . . . The Board may from time to time fix for benefits provided under this section such scales of charges applicable in different circumstances as may appear to the Board with the approval of the Treasury, to be appropriate, and may from time to time require payments for such benefits to be made in accordance with the provisions of Part II of the Schedule to this Act. Held by: The National Archives, Kew: Legal status: Public Record(s) Language: English Creator: War Office, Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Directorate of Administration, Polish Resettlement Corps, 1947 … . . 5 Pt. The Committee’s principal aim was to “fit [the Poles] for absorption into British schools and British careers whilst still maintaining provision for their natural desire for the maintenance of Polish culture and the knowledge of Polish History and Literature.”[1] This involved imparting to them an adequate knowledge of English and of the British way of life through education in appropriate British institutions in order to prepare them for resettlement either in the UK or overseas. 2), F51S. 2005/1112, art. . . 6, 7, F1(1)The Minister of Pensions may, with the consent of the Treasury, make a scheme for applying, in relation to the disablement or death, in consequence of service under British command of members of—. 2(1), Sch. 1 amended by S.I. 1. The annual expenditure of the Committee was estimated at about £1,000,000 during the first year of its existence, rising for 1948-49 to £1,500,000. Soldiers and airmen serving overseas were to be helped through the Corps to stay in the United Kingdom (UK) and settle into civilian life there. Others settled in the British Empire, forming large Polish Canadian and Polish Australian communities. . The Biegus family arrived in 1950. II. To accommodate Poles unwilling to return to Poland, Great Britain enacted the Polish Resettlement Act 1947, the UK's first mass immigration law. The home is managed and administered by Veterans UK. 8, 21, Sch. Functions of Minister of Labour and National Service now exercisable by Secretary of State for, In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say,—. . Part I repealed by National Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29), Sch. 1920, took place on or after the first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, and who have been permitted to enter, or to remain in, the United Kingdom in view of circumstances attributable to war, as to which, in case of doubt, a certificate of the Secretary of State shall be conclusive; (b)former members of any of the forces mentioned in subsection (1) of section one of this Act (including the naval detachment therein mentioned), and members of any of those forces relegated from service therewith; (c)wives [F4or civil partners of persons] of categories (a) and (b), and any [F5person] who, having been the wife [F6or civil partner of a person] of either of those categories, has ceased to be, and has not [F7subsequently married or formed a civil partnership]; (d)persons who have been permitted to enter the United Kingdom on or after the first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, as being followers of a body of Polish forces entering the United Kingdom and dependent thereon or on members thereof, as to which, in case of doubt, a certificate of the Secretary of State shall be conclusive. . The EU-Turkey deal: what happens to people who return to Turkey? . & O. . . . . . Provision by the Minister of Education of educational services. Resettlement: where’s the evidence, what’s the strategy? . . Their different culture and tradition, along with the shared traumatic wartime experience, slowly came to be seen as assets contributing to community life. . The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. II, F24Words substituted by Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30, SIF 113:1), s. 21(5), Sch. . For files dealing with the administration of the Polish Resettlement Act 1947 see AST 18. . 6 para. The 1947 Polish Resettlement Act aimed to resettle political refugees in the UK, at a time when it was on the verge of an era of considerable population increase based largely on immigration. . . . Statelessness determination: the Swiss experience, Mini-feature on Post-deportation risks and monitoring: Editors’ Introduction, Post-deportation risks for failed asylum seekers, Risks encountered after forced removal: the return experiences of young Afghans, A grim return: post-deportation risks in Uganda. 1, F6Words in s. 2(2)(c) substituted (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), s. 263(8)(a), Sch. . Provision by the Secretary of State of health services. 2), (1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say,—. . 3(1)-(6), F9Words substituted by S.I. 1, F2Words in s. 1(3) substituted (6.4.2009) by Pensions Act 2008 (c. 30), ss. It was known affectionately as the Winston Churchill promise and made the then Assistance Board responsible for meeting the needs of qualifying Poles and their dependants. . F19, [F20(10A). 26 para. A Polish Resettlement Corps (PRC) was raised in 1946 as a corps of the British Army into which Poles were enlisted for the period of their demobilization up to 1948.
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