§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Labour how many skilled craftsmen in the building trade emigrated in the 12 months ending 31st January, 1925, and to what country; and would he furnish similar figures in respect of the engineering industry?1340W
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
I have been asked to reply. The numbers of British emigrants of 18 years of age and over, who were recorded as having followed skilled occupations classified in the "Building" and "Metal and Engineering" groups, during the 12 months ended 30th September, 1924, are shown in the following table:
Particulars for months subsequent to 30th September, 1924, are not yet available.
Country of Future Permanent Residence. Building. Metal and Engineering. British North America 612 3,410 Australia 460 1,836 New Zealand 194 421 British South Africa 50 388 India (including Ceylon). 7 540 Other Parts of the British Empire. 23 404 United States 195 2,425 Other Foreign Countries. 25 532 Total 1,566 9,956