HC Deb 17 July 1905 vol 149 c896

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if, having regard to the number of unemployed in Sheffield and the district in the winter and to the increasing importation of staple goods they used formerly to make, he will indicate, in view of the exigencies of next winter, what portions of the Unemployed Bill can be regarded as uncontentious, and drop the remainder.


My right hon. friend the President of the Local Government Board is, I believe, in communication with Gentlemen on both sides of the House; and I have great hopes that there may be a common desire to agree upon a Bill which should be, if not universally approved, at all events sufficiently in conformity with the general view of the House as to be practically uncontentious.