Land Colonisation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 17 December 1929.

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Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has sanctioned any works in connection with a scheme of land colonisation in Great Britain?

Mr. THOMAS:

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the right hon. Member on the 5th November.

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

The right hon. Gentleman will not forget this matter. Does he remember that the First Commissioner of Works has a great scheme of this kind and came down to my constituency and described it at great length?

Mr. THOMAS:

I am quite sure that the educational value of a speech from my right hon. Friend the First Commissioner of Works would be much appreciated in the right hon. Gentleman's constituency.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

May I ask whether it is not the fact that private landlordism is hanging up all these schemes?