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EMIGRATION TESTS.

BRITISHERS SAID TO BE UNFIT.

(Per Press Association—Copyright)

LONDON, February 11. ' 1 It is expected that the new medical inspection of emigrants will be fully operating at the end of March. , It refers to every town where there is a passenger agent. Officials repudiate ; ,the- suggestion, that the scheme will seriously affect emigration to Australia, and say that Canada, and the other Dominions are earnestly and sympathetically watching developments. . ' ;

They regard the fact that 100 British emigrants to the United States are, not admitted monthly, because of nnfitness, as sufficient warning and full justification for a careful medical examination here. .•

' The officials declare that passenger agents are not generally protesting, though the shipping companies are not pleased, especially at the compulsory examination of first and second-class passengers.

A prominent agent asserts that the transatlantic shipping companies are ■laughing and, clapping their .bands at the prospect.of a diversion of Australian immigrants to Canada and the United States.

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EMIGRATION TESTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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EMIGRATION TESTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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