HC Deb 30 November 1922 vol 159 cc936-7W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies who is chairman of the Overseas Committee; whether this Committee is now housed in the Colonial Office; and to whom and where all communications regarding overseas settlement should be addressed?


As Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies I am ex-officio chairman of the Oversea Settlement Committee, just as the Secretary of State for the Colonies is ex-officio its president. I should like to take this opportunity of informing the House that it is proposed that my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour should serve upon the Committee as deputy-chairman. The Committee is now housed at 3 and 4, Clement's Inn, Strand, W.C.2., and all communications for the Committee should be sent to the Secretary at that address.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can give any information as to the present number of schemes agreed upon with the Dominion Governments or private organisations under the Empire Settlement Act?


Assisted passage schemes have been agreed upon with the Governments of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Dominion of New Zealand. Land settlement schemes are under negotiation for Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Other schemes are under discussion with the Ontario Government and with certain voluntary organisations.