HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 c1801W

asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether legislation to renew the grant for clearing and planting to relieve unemployment is to be introduced this Session; and, if so, whether steps can be taken to make the grant available to Members of the House of Commons?


Legislation on the lines of the Forestry Act, 1921, will be introduced next Session. By the operation of the House of Commons Disqualification Act (22, Geo. 3, c. 45), grants of this nature cannot properly be made to Members of the House of Commons, and I think it would be inadvisable to take steps to remove this bar for the purpose of these grants.