HC Deb 25 October 1945 vol 414 cc2203-4
64. Mrs. Ridealgh

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in the schemes for resettlement of members of the Forces, provision is being made for those members who desire to settle in the Colonies or Dominions.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Yes, Sir. I would refer my hon. Friend to the White Paper entitled "Migration Within the British Commonwealth" issued in June last, in which it was stated that the United Kingdom Government had put forward to the Dominion Governments and the Government of Southern Rhodesia proposals for a free passage scheme for ex-Servicemen and women and men of the Merchant Navy. Discussions are still proceeding with the Australian and Southern Rhodesian Governments.

Sir Ronald Ross

Is it possible for Servicemen in the Middle East to proceed direct to Rhodesia or any Dominion to which they wish to go?

Mr. Edwards

I should like to see that Question on the Order Paper.