HC Deb 06 December 1906 vol 166 cc1182-3
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the offer made by the Canadian Government to pay a bonus of £1 a head to each person over eighteen booked for Canada of the following classes, farmers, farm labourers, gardeners, stablemen, carters, railway service men, navvies, miners, and female domestic servants, and to pay a bonus of 10s. a head for each person between one and eighteen years of age; and whether he will bring this offer to the notice of the boards of guardians and distress committees throughout the country.


I have seen a circular which appears to have been issued from the Immigration Branch of the Department of the Interior at Ottawa to the steamship booking agents in this country, from which I gather that the bonuses to which I presume my hon. friend refers are offered to these agents. It does not seem to be necessary to make this offer known to boards of guardians and distress committees.