§ Sir. CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he can say how many men, women, and children, respectively, in the county of London and outside the county of London have been emigrated under the provisions of the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905; how have the funds for this emigration been provided and what is the total sum raised from rates and voluntary funds, respectively; how much money so expended has been returned in the county of London and outside the county of London; and what is the net cost per head, taking men, women, and children together, of the entire emigration under the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, since the Act came into operation?
§ Mr. BURNS
The number of persons emigrated by authorities in England and Wales under the provisions of the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, up to 30th September, 1911, has been as follows:—In the county of London, 4,459 emigrants, with 7,238 dependents, or 11,697 in all; in 958 the rest of England and Wales, 2,687 emigrants, with 5,149 dependents, or 7,836 in all. I cannot give the number of men, women, and children respectively. The funds for this emigration have been provided partly from rates, partly from voluntary contributions, and partly from Grants voted by Parliament; the sum raised during the whole period from rates and voluntary contributions respectively cannot be stated from the information at my disposal. Nor have I full particulars with regard to moneys returned by emigrants. Leaving out of account such moneys, the cost per head of the entire emigration by authorities in England and Wales under the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, from the time the Act came into operation up to 30th September, 1911, was £8 13s. 9d.