§ 129. Mr. SHAKESPEARE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state the total cost of settling a family of five in Australia, including the minimum amount which the Australian Government requires immigrants to possess?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE:
The total cost of the passages to Australia of a. family consisting of a man and wife with three children under 12 years of age is £115 10s., but towards this sum it is open to His Majesty's Government and the Australian Government in suitable cases jointly to make a free grant of £38 10s. The amount or landing money would vary according to the circumstances of each case, but would, as a general rule, be about £15. The cost of settling the family on their arrival would vary according to the State in Australia to which they were proceeding and the nature of the work on which they were engaged.