HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 cc1317-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies how many emigrants left the British Isles for Australia, New Zealand and Canada, respectively, in the month of January of this year, 1923?

Viscount WOLMER

I have been asked to reply. The numbers of British subjects who were previously resident in the United Kingdom and left in January, 1923, to take up residence in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, were as follow:

To Australia. 4,243
To New Zealand 578
To.Canada 1,313


asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has any information as to whether the Government of Queensland has been requested by the Commonwealth Government to submit definite proposals in compliance with the resolution passed at the Conference in November. 1921, between the Commonwealth and State Ministers on the subject of land settlement of immigrants; and whether any and. if so, what agreement on this question has been entered into between the Commonwealth and Queensland?


I have no information as to any negotiations between the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments in regard to land settlement

Brigadier-General COCKERILL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of members forming the Overseas Settlement Committee and how many of those members have had personal experience in the Crown Colonies or overseas Dominions?


The Committee consists of 16 members. Of these it have had personal experience of the- Crown Colonies or Dominions.