Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the average number of emigrants leaving the United Kingdom for the five years preceding the War and the average number for the last five years?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
The number of emigrants, as distinct from passengers, was not recorded before 1st April, 1912. The passenger movement of British subjects between Great Britain and Ireland and non-European countries shows an average annual balance outwards of 229,139 for the five years 1909–13, and an average annual balance outwards of 137,593 for the five years 1920–24.