HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 cc1338-9

8. "That a Supplementary sum, not exceeding £10, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1926, for the Salaries and Expenses of the Ministry of Labour and Subordinate Departments, in cluding the Contributions to the Unemployment Fund, and Payments to Associations, Local Education Authorities and others for administration under the Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges Acts; Expenditure in connection with the Training of Demobilised Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men, and Nurses; Grants for Resettlement in Civil Life; and the Expenses of the Industrial Court; also Expenses in connection with the Inter national Labour Organisation (League of Nations), including a Grant-in-Aid."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."


Do I understand that the Government propose to introduce a Bill to cover the scheme foreshadowed by the Financial Secretary? Will it be possible to consider the elaboration of that Bill, and will it include sums to provide, for the cost of relatives visiting these graves?


I should not like to speak very dogmatically on that point at the present moment, but I should certainly say that the Bill would not be an appropriate occasion for dealing with such a proposal. The Bill only deals with a very limited subject, namely, our contribution towards a fund which is also contributed to by the Dominions under a Royal Charter. However desirable the object of my hon. Friend might be, I do not think that the Bill now before the House which has been read a First time would be an appropriate method of introducing what he has suggested.

Ordered, "That further consideration of the Resolution be adjourned."—[Colonel Gibbs.]

Resolution to be further considered Tomorrow.