HC Deb 12 July 1888 vol 328 c1072
MR. S. SMITH (Flintshire)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he can state the number of pauper children emigrated to the Colonies during the last 12 months; and, whether the modification of the Rules laid down by the Local Government Board last year has perceptibly affected the progress of this movement?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

The number of pauper children whose emigration to Canada the Board have sanctioned during the year ended June 30, 1888, was 677. During the previous year the number was 286. The Revised Rules referred to were issued in April, 1887.