HC Deb 12 March 1924 vol 170 cc2359-60W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he will inquire as to whether the system of grouped family settlement in Western Australia has been temporarily closed down; and when it is likely to be reopened?


I understand that the Australian authorities in London have been advised that, owing to the winter season, no migrants should arrive for the Western Australian land settlement scheme during June, July and August. The interviewing of applicants under the scheme will be resumed next month, and the hon. and gallant Member may be assured that the stoppage is purely temporary to meet seasonable conditions.