HC Deb 31 July 1907 vol 179 cc972-3
MR. KETTLE (Tyrone, E.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that posters and other advertisements are exhibited in Irish post offices, encouraging persons to emigrate from Ireland; and whether, in view of the fact that two costly Government Departments, namely, the Congested Districts Board and the Department of Agriculture, have been brought into existence mainly for the purpose of checking emigration by the establishment of sound economic conditions, he will take stops to prevent his Department from being employed as an agency in the opposite direction.

CAPTAIN NORTON (for Mr. Sydney Buxton)

Notices giving information to intending emigrants have been exhibited at the request of the Colonial Office at all Post Offices in the United Kingdom for many years, and my right hon. friend sees no sufficient reason for discontinuing the practice.