§ [The following is the information referred to.]
§ The following statement gives such of the information asked for by the hon. Member as available from official records, and indicates the principal qualifications which have to be borne in mind in attempting any comparison between the figures.
§ 1. United Kingdom. — No records exist of "emigration" properly so-called, i.e., of emigration for settlement abroad. Over a series of years, however, it may be assumed that the net outward movement of passengers of British nationality to non-Europeon destinations affords a fair estimate of the volume of such emigration. The figures of this not outward movement for 1906 are as follows:—
|Number of Passengers of British and Irish nationality leaving the United Kingdom for places out of Europe||325,137|
|Number of Passengers of British and Irish nationality arriving in the United Kingdom from places out of Europe||130,466|
|Net Balance Outward||194,671|
§ 2. Germany.—The total number of "emigrants" (so described in Official Returns) of German nationality embarked at German and certain foreign ports in 1906 for non-European countries is officially recorded as 30,764.
§ 3. United States.—In ordinary years there is probably very little real emigration from the United States. The number of passengers, other than cabin passengers, leaving the seaports of the United States (not including British North America) in the year ended 30th June, 1907, was, however, 344,989.
§ The total number of "alien immigrants" admitted into the United States during the calendar year 1906 was 1,241,836.