HC Deb 25 February 1924 vol 170 cc57-8W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has had the case of the children emigrated under the national scheme, who recently committed suicide in Canada, investigated; and can he give any further information as to the circumstances in which the children were living?


My hon. Friend will realise that any investigations which may be necessary are primarily the concern of the Canadian Government. I understand from the Canadian Superintendent of Emigration in London, who was consulted as soon as the news of the suicides was received, that the Canadian Government were making full inquiries into the circumstances of each case. I arranged, a few days ago, with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonics for a telegram to be sent to the Governor-General asking if information could be furnished at an early date, and I shall be glad to place at the disposal of the House any particulars which I may receive.