§ MR. GOULDING (Worcester)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the percentage of unemployed trades unionists in Germany and the United Kingdom according to the latest available figures.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. CHURCHILL,) Dundee
I can give no comparative figures for reasons repeatedly explained in Answers to Questions in this House and fully set out in Appendix IX. to the recent Report [Cd. 4032] on Conditions in Germany.
§ EARL WINTERTON (Sussex, Horsham)
asked the right hon. Gentleman whether his attention had been called to the speech of one of his colleagues, in which he stated that there was more unemployment in Germany than in England, and whether the hon. Gentleman, when he made that statement, was in possession of official figures.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
My attention has not been called to the speech. But there is a discrepancy in the statement. According to my information there is at present more unemployment in this country than in Germany.
§ MR. RENWICK (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
May I remind the right hon. Gentleman of the speeches made by his own colleagues during the Newcastle election?
§ *MR. SPEAKER
I must remind the hon. Member, though he was formerly a Member of the House, that it is not permissible to make statements at Question-time.