HC Deb 08 March 1926 vol 192 cc1947-9W

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware that, as a result of the operations of the New Zealand Produce Board, large quantities of New Zealand agricultural produce are held up in cold storage in London, awaiting a rise in price due to the artificial shortage thus created; that

the total number of migrants from England, Scotland, and Wales to other parts of the Empire during each of the years 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913, and for the years 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925; and how many of these went in each year to Australia and Canada, respectively?

(2) the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the total number of emigrants from England, Scotland, and Wales to foreign countries during each of the years 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925?


The following statement shows the balances outward of passengers of British nationality from the United Kingdom to Australia, to Canada, to the British Empire as a whole outside Europe, and to foreign countries respectively. The numbers of migrants from the several divisions of the United Kingdom cannot be separately determined for the whole period, since the necessary particulars were not obtained before 1st April, 1912:

foreign supplies and similar competitive produce are thus encouraged to raise their prices; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the situation?


I have no. information leading to the conclusions indicated in the first two parts of the question, but if the hon. Member has any information on the subject which he would wish to communicate to me, I shall, of course, be ready to receive it.