§ Sir J. MARRIOTT
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of persons who have settled in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, respectively, under the Empire Settlement Act, 1922; and also the amount of money expended by the Imperial Government and by each of the Dominion Governments under this scheme?
§ Mr. LUNN
Number of Settlers. Imperial Government Expenditure. £ Canada 7,957 48,300 Australia 38,779 341,400 New Zealand 8,287 70,200 South Africa (1820 Memorial Settlers' Association) 13 200 Totals 55,036 £460,100
A considerable portion of this expenditure represents loans recoverable over varying periods. As regards the last part of the question, the basis of the expenditure incurred under the Empire Settlement Act is that the contribution of His Majesty's Government shall not exceed one-half of the cost of the scheme concerned. Detailed information is not, however, available as to the amounts expended by the Dominion Governments. It should be added that the figures given include certain schemes arranged between the Imperial Government and philanthropic societies in this country, in which the Dominion Governments do not share.