HC Deb 26 January 1937 vol 319 cc740-1
18. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the number of complaints that have been brought to the notice of his Department during the previous five years concerning the compulsory repatriation of British citizens from Canada; and what have been the final results of representations and/or discussions that have taken place between His Majesty's Government and the Canadian Government on this subject?

Mr. M. MacDonald

It would not be possible, without a good deal of research, to give a definite figure for the number of complaints referred to by the hon. Member. But in a general review of the records, less than a dozen such complaints have been traced. As regards the second part of the question, I am satisfied that the Canadian authorities give careful and sympathetic consideration to the cases of persons from this country who have become legally liable to compulsory repatriation, and make every endeavour to secure their satisfactory settlement in Canada.

Mr. Day

Are we to understand that there are no outstanding complaints of cases at present before the Dominions Office?

Mr. MacDonald

I do not think that (here are any complaints under this category at present before the Dominions Office.

Forward to