HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 c429W
Lieut.-Colonel W. JONES

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what restrictions are at present in operation upon emigration to New Zealand; whether he is aware that difficulties are being placed in the way of the migration of an unemployed man, having a wife and four children, for whom work in New Zealand is available; and whether he is prepared to make representations to the High Commissioner in this case?


There are no restrictions on the migration to New Zealand of British subjects who pay their own passages, but the only classes of persons who are at present accepted by the New Zealand authorities for the grant of assisted passages are domestic servants, youths for farm work, and women (with their children) joining their husbands already settled in employment in New Zealand. The New Zealand Government are unable to accept for assistance other classes of settlers owing to present conditions in the Dominion. It is understood that the above restrictions are of a temporary character and that, in view of the present prosperous season in New Zealand, the matter of removing the restrictions will be shortly reviewed.