The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Lord Stanley)
His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom do not regard, and have never regarded, migration to the Dominions as a direct method of alleviating unemployment in this country though the resumption under suitable conditions of migration within the Empire may be expected to lead to increased development and hence to increased trade and employment. His Majesty's Government are at all times ready to co-operate with the Dominion Governments in suitable schemes under the Empire Settlement Acts which would offer good prospects for migration overseas, and it rests with the Dominion Governments to decide when they are in a position to participate in such schemes. The Government have welcomed the recent decision of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to re-open the Assisted Passages Agreement in order to facilitate the movement of certain classes of migration to Australia, and they are co-operating fully with the Commonwealth Government financially and otherwise in these arrangements.
Is the Noble Lord aware that a certain section of the unemployed will be emigrating to the Riviera very soon?