HC Deb 26 October 1955 vol 545 cc174-5
39. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many new settlers in the British Colony of North Borneo have come from the Philippine Isles; and how many from Britain.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

In the first half of 1955 permanent entry was granted to eighty-five persons from the Philippines. There have been no settlers from Britain, and none so far from the Philippines under the recent Agreement.

Wing Commander Bullus

Would my right hon. Friend continue to bear in mind the necessity to give the maximum encouragement, in respect of Empire migration, to our own people?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes, Sir, but there are, of course, many formidable difficulties in this case.

49. Mr. G. Longden

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Philippino workers it is proposed to settle in North Borneo under the Agreement recently signed between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the Philippines.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Agreement enables employers to recruit workers from the Philippines, but no specific number has been fixed.

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