§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proportion of the £ 15,000,000 which was set apart for assisting emigration schemes has been expended during the past three years; and how many emigrants were assisted during the same period?
§ Mr. AMERY
The hon. Member's question is, I think, based on a misapprehension. The maximum annual expenditure permissible under the Empire Settlement Act, 1922, is £3,000,000. The amount expended and the number of persons assisted during the last three years are as follow:
Expenditure. Persons assisted. £ 1923–24 423,994 40,980 1924–25 439,051 42,292 1st April, 1925, to 28th February, 1926 384,133 39,039 Total £1,247,178 122,311