HC Deb 24 March 1971 vol 814 c129W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to counteract the current publicity sponsored by the Australian Government which is designed to increase, by emigration, Scotland's loss of skilled workers.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

In operating the United Kingdom-Australia Assisted Passages Scheme, which has been sponsored by successive Governments in this country since 1922, the Australian Government have always met our wish that the selection of emigrants should include a cross-section of our population and not be restricted to people with special skills or qualifications.