HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 c2239

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the great benefit which would accrue, both morally and physically, by the introduction of compulsory physical training for three hours daily (Sundays excepted) to all those certified medically fit and under 50 years of age, who are drawing unemployment insurance, he will introduce legislation to that effect?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Wheatley)

I am afraid the suggestion of the hon. Member is impracticable.


Is it not a question of a two-fold opinion, and the right hon. Gentleman does not know which to accept? Does he think it would be bad for the health of these people to do exercise, or would it, perhaps, be very unpopular as a vote-catching scheme?