HC Deb 14 March 1928 vol 214 cc1915-6
45. Mr. W. BAKER

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that the growing perfection of technical processes and the consequent excess of production over consumption may be important causes of unemployment, he will consider the desirability of appointing an expert inquiry at the earliest possible date?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

The matter to which the hon. Member refers is one which falls within the scope of Sir Arthur Balfour's Committee on Industry and Trade. I understand that that Committee is at present engaged in the preparation of its Report.


Does the Prime Minister consider that the excess of production ought to cause destitution, and why?


I should like to have notice of that question.