§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, during the suspension of assisted migration to the British Dominions, it is intended to use the unexpended balance of the Overseas Settlement Fund for any other purpose?
Expenditure on oversea settlement is authorised annually by Parliament, and any sums unexpended are surrendered to the Exchequer year by year in accordance with the provisions of the Appropriation Act. There is therefore no accumulated balance which could be diverted to other purposes as the hon. Member suggests.