HC Deb 14 October 1952 vol 505 c12W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations by how much, and for what reasons, assisted passages for emigrants to Australia have been cut.

Mr. J. Foster

For compelling reasons of economy it has been agreed with the Australian Government that the financial contribution of the United Kingdom Government under the Assisted Passage Agreement with Australia should be reduced from £500,000 to £150,000 per annum for two years, ending on 31st March, 1954.

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