Empire Settlement (Canada).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

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asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he can state the number of persons who have migrated to Canada with State assistance during the month of January of this year?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

I have been asked to reply to this question. Five hundred and fifty-two persons, who left for Canada during January, received assisted passages under the Empire Settlement Act. The number of persons who paid the new £10 ocean rate will not be known for some weeks.

Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

Has the right hon. Gentleman received any complaints from any of these migrants that they are not getting satisfaction?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

I have not heard of any complaints.