HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2803W
Captain A. EVANS

asked the Minister of Labour if he will undertake to ascertain through the local Employment Exchanges how many of the unemployed men would be prepared to emigrate to the Colonies for the purpose of accepting employment on the land, under approved conditions?


I have been giving special attention to this matter for some time past, and steps have been taken to bring to the notice of all unemployed men registered at the Employment Exchanges the openings available under the various schemes for assisting men to find employment on the land in the Dominions. As and when other schemes are agreed under the Empire Settlement Act, these will also be notified in Employment Exchanges. I do not think any advantage would be gained by asking unemployed men the general question whether they would be prepared to emigrated, without putting before them details of specific opportunities.