HC Deb 11 June 1928 vol 218 cc616-7

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware that many women who are potential emigrants to one or other of the Dominions are deterred by the fear of being unable to raise the passage money home should life overseas prove uncongenial to thorn; and whether he will consider inserting a clause guaranteeing to assisted female emigrants their return fare after a certain period with due safeguards against abuse of the privilege?


Single women are only assisted to proceed overseas for employment in household work. The rate of pay for such work in the Dominions is, generally speaking, sufficient to enable women who wish to revisit this country to save enough money for this purpose within two years of arrival. I do not, therefore, think it necessary to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.