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Dominions (Migration)

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware of the desire of many war widows and other ex-Service people in this country to emigrate to the Dominions as soon as schemes are available; and when he anticipates he will be in a position to make a detailed announcement as to the facilities which will be available.

The attitude of the United Kingdom and of the Dominion Governments towards Government-assisted migration was set out in Command 6658. Agreements for such migration are under negotiation with the Governments of Australia and of Southern Rhodesia. So far as migration without Government financial assistance is concerned, application can be made to the respective Dominion representatives in London for information. Owing to the number of persons now awaiting passages, however, it is not likely that shipping opportunities will be available for some considerable time to come.