HC Deb 21 May 1924 vol 173 cc2231-2W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what sums have been expended on the work of overseas settlement each year since the Empire Settlement Act became law; and what has been done with the unexpended balances?


During the financial year 1922–23 the sum of £35,000 was expended under the Empire Settlement Act, and during the year 1923–24 the sum of £425,100. The unexpended balances reverted to the Exchequer in accordance with the usual practice.