§ 7. Mr. PICKERING
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what was the balance of emigration and immigration between the United Kingdom and the Dominions in 1932?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
The figures are not yet available for the whole of 1932, but for the year ending 30th September, 1932, there was an inward balance of migration from the Dominions to the United Kingdom of 26,034, made up as follows:
Canada and Newfoundland 17,644 Australia 3,847 New Zealand 1,641 British South Africa 2,902
I would rather put it the other way. If we want to find a real solution for our unemployment problem the best evidence yet forthcoming is supplied by these figures, to show that we ought to try to do all we can to cement and develop the Empire. That is the useful solution.
§ Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS
What is the position as regards Southern Ireland'! Is not it also a Dominion?