HC Deb 07 March 1910 vol 14 c1147

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the urgency of the proposal for insurance against unemployment, the introduction of which was promised by the Government last year, and in view also of the probability that such a measure would be practically non-controversial, he will take an early opportunity of ascertaining the feeling of the House on the matter?


The Government are most anxious to introduce and carry into law the legislation which they have prepared on this subject. In existing circumstances I cannot say more than that I have not yet abandoned the hope that it may be found possible to treat the matter as non-controversial.