HC Deb 09 June 1887 vol 315 c1434
DR. R. MACDONALD (Ross and Cromarty)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any official Correspondence has taken place lately between our Ambassador in the United States and a representative of the United States Government, with the object of arranging for the emigration of Highland crofters; whether the latter intimated that the sending of emigrants who were likely to become a public charge would be regarded by his country as an unfriendly act; and, whether the alleged Correspondence will be laid upon the Table of the House?


Correspondence has passed with reference to immigration to the United States, but not with special reference to Highland crofters. It was intimated by the Minister of the United States that immigrants sent out by Governmental agency, or likely to become a public charge, would not be acceptable. The Correspondence will be laid upon the Table.