§ Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Preliminary Report of the Census, recently issued, as shown in Table XI., page 116, returns an excess of women over men in the United Kingdom of no less than 1,330,899; and whether, under these circumstances, he will consider the question of giving some special encouragement to the emigration of women from the United Kingdom to the British dominions over the seas, in all of which the number of men largely exceeds that of women?
§ Mr. BURNS
My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has asked me to reply to this question. I am aware of the excess of females over males in the population of the United Kingdom. Female immigrants are, I understand, welcomed in many parts of the Empire, and I do not consider that it is necessary for the British Government to offer any special encouragement to female emigration.