HC Deb 21 March 1910 vol 15 c766

asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the various expedients to which the Government have felt it their duty to resort, at the public cost, in order to relieve the distress caused by unemployment, he will recommend that such granite as is required for use by public Departments shall in future be supplied from quarries in the United Kingdom?


This matter is not within the competence of the Treasury, and no general rule applicable to all Departments could be laid down.