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Wednesday, 30 November 1927

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - On the 25th inst. Senator Sampson asked the the following question, upon notice: -

1.   What was the amount of money placed on the Estimates for each of the financial years 1922-23, 1923-24,1924-25, 1925-26, and 1926-27, for assisted passages from Great Britain to the Commonwealth ?

2.   What were the amounts actually expended each year for this purpose?

3.   In the case of nominated passages is there any age limit which debars a migrant from receiving the British and Australian Governments' grants towards passage money, even though accompanied by his or her family?

I am now in a position to furnish the following information : -


3.   Yes. The age limit has been fixed at 50 years, but State immigration authorities may, at their discretion, in special cases, accept nominations in favour of persons over that age.

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