§ 6. Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Mr. Black, the Deputy Minister of Immigration for the Dominion of Canada, has con- 856 cluded negotiations with the Oversea Settlement Committee, and, if so, the nature of the agreement reached?
§ Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
The negotiations with the Deputy Minister of Immigation for Canada are still in progress, and I regret that in these circumstances I am not yet in a position to make a statement on the subject.
§ Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman in a position to inform the House whether there is a chance of settlement before the return of Mr. Black to Canada?
§ 7. Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if, in view of the 20 years' experience of the Salvation Army with their colonisation and migration system under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Lamb, he will consider the advisability of taking full advantage of and, if possible, extending their extensive overseas organisation, particularly in regard to the settlement overseas of widows with large families by grants in aid or by other financial assistance?
§ 13. Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether the negotiations in connection with the Salvation Army migration authorities have reached a conclusion; and, if so, whether he will indicate the nature of the arrangements so made?
§ Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY
I am fully aware of the valuable assistance which migration has for many years received from the Salvation Army under the direction of Commissioner Lamb. The Oversea Settlement Committee have been in close touch with him in regard to schemes for co-operation with the Salvation Army under the Empire Settlement Act, but I regret that I am not yet in a position to indicate the nature of the arrangements which it is hoped to conclude.