HC Deb 22 April 1948 vol 449 cc169-70W
Major Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what steps he is taking, in conjunction with the representatives of the Dominions in the United Kingdom, to effect a speed-up in the rate of emigration of British citizens to Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand.

Mr. Gordon-Walker

A considerable amount of shipping for migrants has already been provided under arrangements made in concert with the overseas Governments concerned. The movement of migrants will be accelerated as the reconversion of existing shipping proceeds and additional tonnage becomes available. Every effort is being made to provide additional facilities for those whom the overseas Governments are ready to receive, bearing in mind the many other heavy demands on the shipping resources.

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