Empire Settlement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 19th December 1927.

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Photo of Viscount  Sandon Viscount Sandon , Shrewsbury

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asked the Prime Minister what decision has now been come to as to the inclusion of ex-service men from the Irish Free State in the schemes of overseas settlement?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

My Noble Friend may rest assured that this matter has not been lost sight of, but it is not possible for me to say more at present.

Photo of Viscount  Sandon Viscount Sandon , Shrewsbury

In view of the fact that this has been going on since June, and of its great importance, cannot the matter be expedited?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I quite agree that it is very important.

Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

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asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement as to the present policy with regard to assisted emigration, and in particular, to the 3,000 families scheme, in view of the misapprehension which exists among emigration authorities both here and in the Dominions?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers already given to the questions which he asked on 14th November and 15th December and also to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Windsor (Mr. Somerville) on 7th December.

Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the reported completion of the 3,000 families scheme? Is any other scheme suggested to take its place?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Perhaps my hon. Friend will put down any question which he requires answered. I am not aware of any misapprehension to which he alludes.