§ 68. Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked whether the President of the Local Government Board is aware that the Lambeth Board of Guardians on Wednesday selected seventeen of the Poor Law children for emigration to Canada; and if he will state the age of each child selected?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Lewis)
I understand that the guardians contemplate taking steps for the emigration of seventeen children to Canada, and that the children's ages vary from ten to fifteen years.
My right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board has asked me to reply to this question. The separate classification of emigrants, according to their intended countries of settlement, is not available for the whole of the year 1912. The excess of passengers of British nationality from ports of the United Kingdom to ports of foreign countries not in Europe over 238 passengers arriving from such ports was 48,506 in 1912, the corresponding figure for the balance of the movement between this country and ports of the British Empire out of Europe being 219,980.