February 4, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)


Mr. BENNETT: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.
2. A dispatch was received from the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, transmitting copies of a report of the United

Kingdom Interdepartmental Committee on Migration Policy and intimating that His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom had not had an opportunity of considering the report.
A further dispatch was received requesting any observations which His Majesty's government in Canada might wish to make thereon.
3. On September 14 and November 24, respectively.
4. The report was referred to the departments interested for consideration fiom the Canadian point of view. The general position of the Canadian government on the' subject of migration had previously been set forth in personal discussions in London. A draft official reply to the second dispatch has been prepared, but has not yet been sent, pending further consideration of the bearing of conditions in the drought area and of urban unemployment upon the possibilities of land settlement and increased migration generally.
5. In accordance with the usual procedure, the consent of the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs for tabling his dispatches is being requested, and copies of these dispatches and of the reply of the Canadian government will be furnished as soon as they are available.

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