HC Deb 21 October 1920 vol 133 c1068

asked the Home Secretary if he will consider the desirability of so modifying his regulations under the Police (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1916, that street collections for the benefit of the unemployed, and especially for unemployed ex-Service men, can, if held under proper auspices, be conducted without any such delay as is compulsory at the present moment, and thereby proper facilities be afforded to meet the urgency of the need for the immediate relief of these men?


I regret that I cannot see my way to adopt this suggestion. Such a relaxation of the regulations appears to me to be undesirable in the public interest, and would not afford any appreciable relief to those suffering from unemployment.