§ DR. MACNAMARA (Camberwell, N.)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the statement on Friday last by the Bishop of Stepney, to the effect that there is a danger of the work of the London Unemployed Committee, established under a scheme suggested by the light hon. Gentleman, being arrested for want of money; and, if so, whether he will recommend to the First Lord of the Treasury the desirableness of making a grant of money to this Committee from Imperial sources.
(Answered by Mr. Grant Lawson.)My right hon. friend has seen the letter from the Bishop of Stepney, which appeared in The Times on Friday last, and hopes that the result of the appeals made by him and others for additional subscriptions may be to provide the Central Committee with the funds which they require. My right hon. friend fears that he could not promise to make any such recommendation as that suggested by the hon. Member; but, as he stated in reply to a previous Question † from him, he has been expecting some further information from the Committee as to their financial position. I understand that this will be furnished almost immediately.