HC Deb 27 July 1933 vol 280 cc2781-2
78. Major HILLS

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been called to the report of the Royal Commission on British Migrant Settlers of which Chief Justice Dethridge, of the Commonwealth Arbitration Court, was chairman, and which reported on 3rd April last; and, seeing that the report criticises the scheme initiated in 1922–23 as a joint enterprise by the British Government, the Commonwealth Government of Australia, and the State Government of Victoria to settle imperial ex-service men and others on the land and that the settlers have not obtained what they were led to expect, he will take steps to obtain for them compensation for their losses?


I would ask my right hon. and gallant Friend to await the statement on this subject which I shall make later to-day.