HC Deb 01 February 1957 vol 563 cc239-40W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what amounts have been spent by the United Kingdom Government on financing emigration or land settlement schemes in Southern Rhodesia under the Empire Settlement Act from 1952–1957 for each year, respectively.

Mr. Alport

The only expenditure under the Empire Settlement Acts incurred by the United Kingdom Government on migration schemes in Southern Rhodesia in 1952–1957 has been in respect of the Rhodesia Fairbridge Memorial College. The United Kingdom Government contribute towards the cost of the passages of migrant children and their escorts from the United Kingdom and the maintenance of the children at the College. During the years 1952–1957 expenditure has been as follows:

Financial Year Passages Maintenance Total
£ £ £
1952–53 284 3,838 4,122
1953–54 460 3,340 3,800
1954–55 516 3,306 3,822
1955–56 29 2,932 2,961
1956–57 (estimated) 600 2,094 2,694