HC Deb 22 March 1905 vol 143 c804
MR. BENN (Devonport)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that the Cabinet have now had for some time under their consideration certain of the most pressing difficulties connected with the manufacture by Government Departments, and in particular the relation which such manufactures have to the cost of living and the concentration of population in the metropolitan area, he will extend the consideration and inquiry to like difficulties which exist in regard to Government workers in dockyard centres.


I do not deny that possibly the subject to which the hon. Gentleman refers might be submitted to a Committee; but I think the particular Committee to which he refers had better deal with the rather difficult and complicated problems already submitted to them, and until they have done that I should hardly like to give any specific pledge as to their next labours.