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Family Settlement, Dominions

Volume 465: debated on Monday 23 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations the number of men, women and children, respectively, who have sailed for settlement in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa under the various schemes for family settlement organised by these Dominions during the last two years; and whether he has any indication of the number of those who have been accepted but for whom no transport can be found for each of these Dominions.

There are no organised schemes for family settlement as such, and separate figures for family

BRITISH EMIGRANTS BY SEA FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR TWO YEARS ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1949
(Note: Residence for a year or more is regarded as permanent residence for this classification)
DestinationMenWomenChildren (under 12)TotalRemarks
Canada (i)21,01426,00211,48958,505Note (i): Includes figures for Newfoundland for last three quarters of 1947 and first quarter of 1949.
Australia20,69523,42810,72154,844 (iii)Note (iii): Includes following totals of Free and Assisted Passage Migrants:— F.P.: 15,793 A.P. 14,491 TOTAL 30,284
New Zealand5,1066,3201,75713,183
South Africa (ii)21,22022,51010,63454,364Note (ii): Includes figures for Southern Rhodesia for last three quarters of 1947.