HC Deb 25 July 1923 vol 167 c440
45. Mr. BECKER

asked the Prime Minister what preparation the Government has made to relieve unemployment during the coming winter?

46. Mr. T. THOMSON

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the serious prospects of the continuance of a large amount of unemployment, what further steps the Government are taking to provide for the situation which will arise in the coming winter; and whether the public work to be put in hand or assisted and the funds available will provide employment for as many men as were employed by similar means last winter?


asked the Prime Minister what special steps are being taken by the Government, in view of the serious statements as to the trade outlook recently made by Ministers, to deal with the unemployment problem during the coming winter?


It is not possible to deal with this matter by means of question and answer. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour, however, proposes to make a full statement on the subject before the House adjourns, and perhaps hon. Members will await that statement.

Captain BENN

When shall we have an opportunity of debating this question?


I think probably on the second day of the Consolidated Fund Bill.


Will the Government in making their statement have regard to the fact that the financial position of those areas where unemployment is greatest is worse than it was last year?