HC Deb 12 March 1883 vol 277 c214

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he has received information that the Government of the Dominion of Canada has arranged for a special registration and inspection of the infant and young children immigrants from this Country at the ports of arrival; and, if he will give directions that a nominal record of such children be kept by the officers employed under the Board of Trade in this Country in the Emigration Department, so that the locality of these children may be more readily traced by parents and guardians interested in their welfare?


in reply, said, the Canadian Government proposed to make arrangements for the annual inspection of pauper children sent to Canada by the Boards of Guardians in this country. If these arrangements were carried out, in the opinion of the Canadian authorities, there would be no difficulty in tracing the whereabouts of every child.