§ Mr. MUIR
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that over 1,000 intending emigrants from Scotland to the United States of America were, on Saturday last, notified that, owing to the prescribed quota from Britain having already left, they could not be allowed to sail till some time in July; that these people have sold all their household effects, and are therefore without homes, and, in most cases, with very little money; if he will take such steps as may be necessary to see that these people are indemnified against hardship and loss; and if he will arrange with the proper authorities to issue Regulations to prohibit, under penalty, emigration agencies and shipping companies from booking in advance of the numbers stipulated by the American immigration authorities?
§ Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY
I have been asked to reply. I have no information regarding the circumstances of the 1,000 intending emigrants from Scotland to the United States of America, to which the hon. Member refers. I will, however, make inquiries into the matter, and communicate further with him as soon as possible.