HC Deb 28 March 1922 vol 152 cc1158-9W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action has been taken by his Department to cooperate with and financially assist the Commonwealth Government of Australia in paying the passage of and financially assisting to provide homesteads for unemployed ex-service men and their families willing to emigrate; and how many such families have been assisted during the past year, and what is the aggregate amount of money expended for that purpose?


In the absence of legislative provision for schemes of co-operation with the Oversea Governments, no action of the nature indicated has yet been possible, apart from the ex-service free passage scheme administered by the Oversea Settlement Committee, and wholly paid for by His Majesty's Government. Certain figures regarding that scheme were given in my reply to my hon. Friend's question of the 22nd February.

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