Oral Answers to Questions — Skilled Workers (Emigration).

– in the House of Commons on 23rd March 1925.

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Photo of Mr Walter Windsor Mr Walter Windsor , Bethnal Green North East

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many skilled workers have emigrated abroad each year since the War; and to what industries they belonged?

Mr. SAMUEL:

I am sending the hon. Member a reprint of tables published in the Board of Trade Journal of 28th August, 1924, in which the particulars he desires are given for each of the years 1921 to 1923. Corresponding particulars were not compiled for earlier post-War years, and the particulars for 1924 are not yet completed.

Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

Will these figures be published as a Parliamentary Report?

Mr. SAMUEL:

If hon Gentlemen desire it, I could have that done, but a copy of the figures may be obtained on application to the Board of Trade.

Photo of Mr John Wardlaw-Milne Mr John Wardlaw-Milne , Kidderminster

Is it not a fact that the bulk of our expert workmen are going to America and other protected countries?