HC Deb 26 February 1903 vol 118 cc926-7
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the attention of the Government has been called to the working of establishments in Holland, where the unemployed obtain work on the land without interfering with the ordinary demand for labour; if any reports on the subject have been furnished them; and, if not, if representations will be made to the Foreign Office so that a report on the subject will be supplied to Members of Parliament.


His Majesty's Government have obtained reports from time to time as to the working of the labour colonies in Holland. The latest report will be found on pages 308-319 of the Report on Agencies and Methods for dealing with the Unemployed, laid before Parliament by the Board of Trade Labour Department in 1893 (C. 7182).