§ 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.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
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.