HC Deb 27 November 1919 vol 121 c1875

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have this year at any time considered the question of preventing unemployment, other than the question of insurance against unemployment; and, if so, what is their intention on this matter?


The policy of the Government with regard to the prevention of unemployment has been to do everything in their power to hasten the return of industry to normal lines. The general question of the prevention of unemployment was considered by the Provisional Joint Committee of the Industrial Conference in the early part of this year, and so far as this could be done by Government action, the Minister of Labour has done his best to have the recommendations of this Conference carried into effect.

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