HC Deb 02 July 1926 vol 197 c1480W
Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of men, women and children, respectively, who have emigrated to Canada under the joint British and Canadian Governments' scheme (Empire Settlement Act, 1922), at a fare of £3, to the latest convenient date, together with the number of emigrants for the corresponding period of the previous year?


The number of persons granted reduced passages to Canada under the new Agreement arranged with the Canadian Government during the first five months of 1926 was:

Men 3,989
Women 2,477
Children under 12 1,817
Total 8,283

During the corresponding period of 1925, assisted passages to Canada were granted to

Men 1,902
Women 1,255
Children 1,248
Total 4,405