HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 c190
MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether, in view of the fact that there is in existence in the Midlands a reafforesting association supported by voluntary subscriptions for reafforesting and beautifying the Black Country, which association has already done a considerable amount of work in this direction, he could see his way, if an application were made on behalf of any local distress committee, to make a grant for unemployed labour which could be utilised in this direction.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) If in a district where there is exceptional distress the distress committee applied to me for a grant in respect of the provision for the unemployed of work of the kind mentioned, I should be prepared to consider the application. No payment out of the grant, however, could be made after the 31st inst.