HC Deb 12 June 1945 vol 411 cc1502-3W
Sir P. Hurd

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what progress has been made with arrangements for the reception of British men, women and children by the Dominions after the war; and whether arrangements will be made for emigrants to retain their war pension and other pension benefits.

Mr. Emrys-Evans

As regards the first part of the Question, as I informed the hon. Member for Maldon (Mr. Driberg) on the 5th June, it is hoped to issue a statement in the form of a White Paper or otherwise before the end of the Session. This will set out the position of the various Governments with regard to this question. At the moment, however, telegraphic correspondence with the Dominion Governments on the subject is not quite complete. As regards the second part of the Question, the answer is in the affirmative so far as war pensions are concerned. If my hon. Friend requires more detailed information I suggest that he should put down a question to the Minister of Pensions.

Mr. Bull

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has considered the question of assisted passages to the Dominions; and what the Treasury is prepared to do in this respect.

Mr. Emrys-Evans

I have been asked to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I have given to-day to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Sir P. Hurd).