§ 92. Mr. FELL
asked if the right hon. Gentleman can state what is the present value of each adult emigrant who leaves this country; if the estimate of £200 per head which prevailed ten years ago should now be increased owing to the in-creased cost of living and education; and what is the estimated pecuniary loss to this country occasioned by the emigration of the 261,000 persons who left the United Kingdom in 1911?
§ Mr. LYELL
Has the right hon. Gentleman any idea of the proportion of these emigrants who went to the British Dominions beyond the seas?
§ Mr. FELL
Is it not a fact that the United States Government and Canada estimate the value of these emigrants on arrival at £200 some years ago, and that it has increased since?
That may be so, but I do not feel capable at the present moment of estimating the actual value in pounds, shillings and pence of any particular emigrant.