http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=YP2NK5KTQG20VQFIQMFSFFWAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/12/16/nasylum116.xml A Few comments from the full artical below Row over payments to failed asylum seekers By Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 11:32pm GMT 15/12/2007 Thousands of failed asylum seekers have been flown out of Britain and set up in business back home in a £36 million taxpayer-funded scheme, it can be revealed. The unwanted foreigners, who had no legal right to remain, were given free flights, handed £1,000 in cash at the airport, then paid a further £3,000 to start enterprises in their homelands. advertisement More than 23,000 migrants have taken advantage of the scheme. Their UK-funded businesses range from market stalls to hotels and clothes factories, in countries as far-flung as South Africa, China and Colombia. Ministers say that paying failed asylum seekers to leave is cheaper than forcibly deporting them, saving money for taxpayers. However, the Tories last night condemned the payouts as "bribes". .A British soldier who suffers non-career threatening, but still traumatising injuries, such as shrapnel or bullet wounds might receive no more than £4,000 and this could take four years to come through. Organisers say the business start-up grants create jobs and prosperity in troubled regions of the world. Most of those returning have resettled successfully, although 300 have been caught trying to re-enter Britain. For returnees, it is an orderly and dignified way of going back." john Do wonder how many Returnees havent been caught and will they qualify for the second Pay off if they are.