§ Mr. DAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the number of persons that proceeded to British North America, Australia, and New Zealand, with assistance under the Empire Settlement Act, 1927, during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and has he any information regarding the number of assisted migrants who returned to the United Kingdom during the same period?
§ Mr. LUNN
The total number of persons proceeding to British North2178W America, Australia and New Zealand with the intention of permanent residence during the year ending 31st December. 1929, was as follows:
Of these the following numbers received assistance under the Empire Settlement Act:
British North America … 65,558 Australia … 18,377 New Zealand … 4,700
In addition 37,140 persons proceeded to Canada at their own expense under the special passage rate of £10, whilst 3,428 persons proceeded to Canada, and 680 to Australia, with free passages after a period of training in this country, for farm work.
British North America … 21,634 Australia … 11,525 New Zealand … 1,849
The total number of persons returning from the countries in question to this country with a view to permanent residence here during 1929 was as follows:
It is not possible to say how many of these persons were originally assisted migrants from this country.
British North America … 12,294 Australia … 9,516 New Zealand … 2,704