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Empire Settlement

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the suggestion made at the Poor Law conference last week that, in the interests of the unemployed adult who desired to migrate to another part of the Empire, authority should be given to commute the guardians' relief and the unemployment benefit into short-period maintenance training grants for suitable persons of both sexes desirous of qualifying for overseas settlement and employment; and whether he will confer on this subject with the Overseas Settlement Board?

I am aware of the suggestion referred to, and I will obtain the views of the Overseas Settlement Committee in regard to it.