§ 1. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has yet sanctioned any work in connection with a scheme of land colonisation in Great Britain?
§ The LORD PRIVY SEAL (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
I am awaiting the result of the consideration of a Bill in another place to enable me to set men to work on land drainage which, as I have said before, could make a more substantial and immediate contribution to employment.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Has the right hon. Gentleman forgotten the plan of the First Commissioner of Works which he stated in my constituency over 12 months ago?
§ Mr. SKELTON
Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that it would be a most valuable unemployment scheme to settle men on the land of Britain?
§ Mr. THOMAS
I believe that there are many schemes dealing with the land, but at the moment I am anxious for another place to pass a Bill which embodies the unanimous recommendations of a Commission, and, when they have passed that Bill, I can immediately get on and do some work.