HC Deb 22 February 1906 vol 152 c490
MR. J. WARD (Stoke-on-Trent)

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that local and central distress committees formed under The Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, find difficulty in providing useful work for those registered by such committees as out of work, owing to lack of funds, he will make a grant of money from the Treasury to meet this emergency pending proposed legislation upon this subject.

(Answered by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.) I am afraid that no grant can be made pending the legislation promised in the King's Speech.