HC Deb 01 March 1912 vol 34 c1791W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that only 2,524 children and young people were emigrated to Canada in 1910–11 through the medium of the boards of guardians, whilst 21,768 applications were received for such children and young people; whether, in 1900 to 1911, inclusive, only 21,456 were sent to 149,302 available situations in that period; and whether he can see his way to stimulate the action of boards of guardians in the matter?


I am aware of the figures given in Mr. Bogue Smart's Report for the year 1909–10. Twice within the past two years I have, by circular, directed the attention of guardians towards the question of emigrating children, and my inspectors bring the matter to their notice on other occasions.