HC Deb 05 December 1944 vol 406 c333
16. Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware that there is a widespread belief in the Union of South Africa that His Majesty's Government are likely to discourage emigration after the war; and what is the attitude of His Majesty's Government in this respect.

Mr. Emrys-Evans

I am not clear how the misapprehension to which my hon. Friend's Question refers, arose. His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have made it clear to His Majesty's Governments in the Dominions, and have stated publicly in Parliament on more than one occasion, that, notwithstanding the trend of population in this country, they are for their part very ready to co-operate with Dominion Governments in schemes for assisted migration after the war, both as regards men and women demobilised from the Forces and as regards other suitable migrants. The matter is at present under discussion with Dominion Governments.

Sir H. Williams

Is this policy known as the flight from Beveridge?