HC Deb 22 November 1917 vol 99 c1371W

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the fact that 750,000 discharged soldiers and sailors will be desirous to settle on the land, the British Government have approached the Federal Government of Australia with regard to their settlement; if he has an approximate idea as to how many settlers the Government could deal with annually; and whether it will be necessary to obtain financial assistance from the British Government in regard to such settlement?


Full information as to the opportunities for ex-Service men to settle on the land in Australia is given on pages 7-10 of the Report of the Empire Settlement Committee. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative, and, as regards the last part of the question, I can make no statement at present.