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Resettlement (British Empire Schemes)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour whether, in the schemes for resettlement of members of the Forces, provision is being made for those members who desire to settle in the Colonies or Dominions.

Yes, Sir. I would refer my hon. Friend to the White Paper entitled "Migration Within the British Commonwealth" issued in June last, in which it was stated that the United Kingdom Government had put forward to the Dominion Governments and the Government of Southern Rhodesia proposals for a free passage scheme for ex-Servicemen and women and men of the Merchant Navy. Discussions are still proceeding with the Australian and Southern Rhodesian Governments.

Is it possible for Servicemen in the Middle East to proceed direct to Rhodesia or any Dominion to which they wish to go?