§ 34. Sir JOHN MARRIOTT
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the total amount available for assisted emigration since the passing of the Empire Settlement Act; the amount 2329 actually expended; and the number of persons who have migrated under the Act?
§ Captain WALLACE (Lord of the Treasury)
I have been asked to reply to this question. If the statutory maximum of expenditure had been reached in each year since the passing of the Empire Settlement Act, the amount expended up to 31st March, 1929, would have been £19,876,993, which sum includes the amount of advances recovered. The actual expenditure authorised by Parliament during the period was £6,929,785, and the expenditure to 31st March, 1929, was £4,991,796. The total number of persons assisted under the Act to 31st March, 1929, was 308,168.