HC Deb 22 April 1907 vol 172 c1409

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if a subordinate Department of the Colonial Office has been distributing leaflets about emigration amongst artisans recently dismissed from Government Departments at Woolwich.


No, Sir; but the Emigrants Information Office which is under the supervision of the Colonial Office distributes information to inquirers and its circulars have been supplied to the Woolwich Distress Committee and public libraries; from these sources they have probably passed into the hands of artisans.

In reply to a further Question by CAPTAIN CRAIG,


said that if the hon. and gallant Gentleman could place at his disposal any information tending to lead him to believe the Answer was not in substance correct he would be glad to inquire into it.