§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
This is the same question as the one which the hon. Member addressed to me last Thursday. Some misunderstanding arose on that occasion, and I am obliged to the hon. Member for giving me this opportunity to clear it up. The policy of the Government in regard to schemes for the provision of work for the unemployed was indicated during the course of the Debate on the 16th February, and in these circumstances I do not think that any useful purpose would be served at this moment by adopting the course suggested by the hon. Member.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Quite the opposite; I referred the hon. Member to the place where he will find a statement about those schemes.