§ 53. Mr. ROBERT HARCOURT
asked the Prime Minister if he is now in a position to give any account of steps which have been taken, in accordance with representations by a deputation of Members of Parliament, to arrange the times when Government contracts are given out, with a view to minimise the fluctuations of unemployment, or if a statement on the subject will be made by the Minister who replies on the Debate on the Motion of the Member for West Leeds on Tuesday?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Yes, Sir. Certain Departments were in the first instance consulted on the subject, and, as the result of the replies received, a Committee is being appointed to consider whether any, and, if so, what steps might be taken with a view to regularising the total demand for labour from time to time by the adjustment of the distribution of public contracts.