§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked whether any employers in the Dominions Over-sea have made application to the Labour Exchanges for labour; whether he 903 is aware that in certain cases labour has been supplied to Canadian employers through the Labour Exchanges; who paid the expenses of these men; and has any correspondence on the subject passed between the Labour Exchanges Department of the Board of Trade and the Assistant Commissioner of Canadian Immigration in London; and, if so, will he lay the same upon the Table of the House?
Various applications have been received from employers in the Over-seas Dominions for labour, and some of these have been filled after consultation with the representatives in London of the Dominion concerned. The expenses of these men have, so far as is known, been paid either by the employers or by the men themselves. In no case have expenses been advanced by the Labour Exchanges. The Board of Trade have received a communication from the Canadian Assistant Superintendent of Emigration in London with reference to a particular case, which is now under consideration.
Sir GILBERT PARKER
asked whether the funds provided for the Labour Exchanges will be employed in assisting out-of-work labourers in this country to emigrate?
Pending the discussion at the Imperial Conference, I cannot add to my former answers on this subject.