§ 28. Major GLYN
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what were the figures of migrants from Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Dominions for the year ending 31st March, 1926, showing the Dominions in the order of the number of migrants, and giving in each case the total cost; and what proportion of the expense was met from British funds and how much from the Dominions concerned?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
With the permission of the hour, and gallant Member, I will circulate my reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ The particulars supplied are as fallow:
§ the total number of boy and girl migrants who went to the Dominions during the year ending 31st March, 1926, under the auspices of such organisations as Dr. Barnardo's Homes, the Salvation Army, the Church Army, etc.; what is the total average cost of sending a boy or girl under the age of 17 to each Dominion, respectively; and which Dominions contribute towards the cost either direct from Government funds or through other organisations?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The total number of boy and girl migrants between 14 and 17 years of age who went to the Dominions under the auspices of such organisations as the Salvation Army, the 983 Church Army, etc., during the year ending 31st March, 1926, was as follows:
The average cost. of sending a boy or girl overseas (including cost of outfit) is £28 in the case of Canada and £44 in the case of Australia and New Zealand. To this cost the Canadian Government contributes £8 4s., the Australian Government £13 15s., and the New Zealand Government £16 10s., His Majesty's Government contributing in each case at least an equal amount.
Boys. Girls. Total. Canada 1,349 162 1,511 Australia 190 74 264 New Zealand 144 — 144 Total 1,683 236 1,919