HC Deb 20 May 1936 vol 312 c1201
77. Mr. JOEL

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons obtained employment outside Great Britain in various parts of the Empire through the medium of his Department and the Employment Exchanges during 1935; and whether consideration is being given to the possibility of developing emigration by this means?

Lieut. - Colonel MUIRHEAD

Apart from temporary vacancies in Jersey in connection with the potato and tomato crops, a small number of vacancies in various parts of the British Empire outside Great Britain were notified to the Employment Exchanges in 1935, and 28 were filled. The second part of the question is primarily one for the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, who, as my hon. Friend is aware, has recently appointed the Overseas Settlement Board to advise him on questions of this nature.

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