HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 cc2078-9W

asked the President of the Local Government Board (1) why, for the second time, the gift of £6,000 by an Australian for the purpose of helping people to emigrate to Australia has not been taken full advantage of; and (2) whether he is aware that the person in Australia who supplied the £6,000 to assist emigration to Australia considers the lack of co-operation on the part of the emigration authorities in this country a menace to the advancement of imperial migration; and whether he will have copies of the correspondence published which has passed between the Central (Unemployed) Body for London and the British Immigration League in Australia, which has been acting for the person in Australia who gave £6,000 to help emigration to Australia?


I understand that it was not possible for the Central (Unemployed) Body to take full advantage of the offer referred to within the limits of time prescribed by the term of the offer. The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's second question is in the negative. As regards the latter part of it, I may say that the Central (Unemployed) Body are at present in recess, but I am not aware of any sufficient grounds for asking them to allow the correspondence in question to be published.