§ MR. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether the Government intend to take any, and, if 1144 so what, practical steps to obviate distress arising from want of employment during the coming winter?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, who answered the question, said: My right hon. Friend, the First Lord of the Treasury, has asked me to reply to this question, and I have to inform him that her Majesty's Government fully appreciate the importance of the question of the unemployed, and they will watch very closely any increase of destitution due to want of employment, with every desire to render such assistance as circumstances admit, if and when the conditions during the coming winter foreshadowed by the hon. Member should unhappily arise.