Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Settlement.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 24th October 1935.

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Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals


asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware that Mr. J. Smith, residing at Cathcart Road, Glasgow, about 18 months ago paid to Messrs. Moses Buchanan and Company, shipping agents, Glasgow, the full passage money for the return of his son John to this country from Australia; that, despite this payment and the fact that his son has a first-class character, he has been refused permission to return; whether he has made inquiry as to the reason, seeing that this man went out under a Government scheme; and whether he will take steps to see that he is allowed to return home to Glasgow and his parents?