§ Sir J. PENNEFATHER
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the date on which the agreement with the Canadian Government for the settlement of 3,000 families on farm lands in Canada first came into operation; how many persons have offered themselves under that scheme; and how many have been accepted?
§ Colonel DAY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he is yet in a position to state the number of emigrants who have travelled to Canada under the Empire Settlement Act at a fare of £3 to the last convenient date, together with the number of emigrants who have sailed during the same period as independent settlers?
§ Mr. AMERY
The total number of persons who have sailed for Canada under the new assisted-passage agreement is 2,850. This agreement came into force on 1st January, but sailings to Canada for the present season have only recently commenced. It is not possible at present to furnish figures showing the number of settlers who have proceeded to Canada at their own expense during the present year.