HC Deb 31 March 1905 vol 144 cc19-20
MR. J. H. LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the Bill for the establishment of authorities to deal with the question of the unemployed will set up a central authority with power to undertake, either alone or in conjunction with subordinate authorities, public works of national importance like the improvement of the navigation of great estuaries, in cases where the resources of local authorities are too limited to enable them to undertake the work.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) I am afraid that I could not undertake to give beforehand any information as to the contents of the Bill which the Government propose to introduce dealing with the question of the unemployed.