28. Major BARNES
asked the Prime Minister if the Report of the Cabinet Committee on Unemployment has been made; and if it is considered that no steps requiring legislative action will require to be taken in connection with the question of unemployment before the House meets in November?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I would refer to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Leith on the 27th July. It is not anticipated that any legislative action will be required at any rate before the House meets again in November.
As the Cabinet Committee has not yet decided, may I ask if the possibility of increasing employment in any industry, such as engineering or shipbuilding, is considered, whether care will be taken not to disturb the balance as between the large and small firms in that industry?