HC Deb 01 April 1925 vol 182 cc1339-40W
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?


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:

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
Particulars for months subsequent to 30th September, 1924, are not yet available.