§ SIR FRANCIS CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether in dealing with the question of the unemployed in the coming autumn and winter, he will, in addition to renewing the Act of 1905, issue an order giving greater elasticity of administration, so as to cover a larger number of deserving cases, and more effectually to meet the varying requirements of different districts and populations. I wish to congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on recovering his health.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. JOHN BURNS,) Battersea
I do not think that I could promise to issue any Order on this subject, and indeed I am not sure precisely what alteration in the existing Regulations my hon. friend desires. But if he will inform me precisely what his suggestions are I will give consideration to them.