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Land Settlement

Volume 320: debated on Thursday 18 February 1937

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of persons trained for the agricultural industry under the Ministry of Labour auspices, and the number of families settled on the land for the year 1930 and the year 1936; and the total cost of such training and settlement?

My Department does not provide agricultural training for land settlement. Such training is provided by the Land Settlement Association and I am informed that, during 1936, 469 men were taken into training on the association's estates, of whom 17 completed their training; 292 of these men were joined by their families on their settlements. I have no information as to the cost of training provided by the Land Settlement Association. There was no similar scheme in 1930.