HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 cc10-1W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Labour what is the basis of his estimate, including the number of British workers involved, that £750,000 may be spent during 1948–49 in transferring persons to the Dominions and Colonies.

Mr. Isaacs

The figure of £750,000 is based on an estimate that, having regard to the transport available, 5,000 eligible persons with their dependants will go to the Dominions and Colonies under the Free Passage Scheme, which is confined to men and women who served in the Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy during the recent war.