HC Deb 27 May 1924 vol 174 cc211-2
40. Mr. MILLAR

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether arrangements have been completed with the Dominion Governments and Emigration Departments to assist in providing passages, etc., for destitute able-bodied unemployed who desire to emigrate; and whether any grants will be provided by the Dominion Government to reduce the expenses of emigration payable by parish councils under Section I of the Poor Law Emergency Provisions Continuance (Scotland) Act?


I have been asked to reply. Under the Empire Settlement Act, 1922, the Imperial Government has entered into agreements with certain Overseas Governments for the grant of assistance to suitable persons approved by them who desire to settle overseas. It is hoped to issue a circular to the parish councils at an early date indicating the nature of the assistance provided under these agreements.

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