HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 c429
MR. BARNES (Glasgow, Blackfriars)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister if he will state to the House whether inquiries are still proceeding as to the means by which a larger number of the population may be attracted to and retained on the soil, and, if so, if the inquiry extends to woods and forests; and if he can state the results of such inquiries, and whether they afford any guidance to His Majesty's Government as to how best to amend the Unemployed Workmen Act.


Yes, Sir, inquiries are still proceeding into the various matters enumerated by the hon. Member, including woods and forests. Though I cannot state the results of these inquiries, I may inform him that they have been instrumental in throwing a good deal of light upon the difficult and complex question of the unemployed which His Majesty's Government have under their consideration.