§ 35. Captain CAZALET
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether there is any provision under existing schemes whereby Government grants can be given in the form of assisted passages to married men with families desiring to go to Canada to take up work other than agricultural; and whether the same Regulations apply to all the Dominions?
§ Mr. AMERY
Assisted passages to Australia and New Zealand are available under the Government scheme to persons other than those going to agricultural work, provided arrangements can be made for nominating them, i.e., provided that housing and employment can be guaranteed by persons already resident in those Dominions. For persons going to Canada, assisted passages under the Government scheme are available only to those going to agricultural work.
§ Captain CAZALET
In view of the fact that there are extensive mining areas being opened up both in British Columbia and Ontario, and that American workmen are obtaining occupation in these districts, may I ask whether these Regulations cannot be altered in regard to Canada?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Would it be possible for the right hon. Gentleman to make representations to the Canadian Government on behalf of miners in view of the seriousness of the position?