§ 46. Mr. SHAKESPEARE
asked the Prime Minister, whether he intends to publish the memorandum on unemployment submitted to him by the First Commissioner of Works, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland.
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
May we know whether this influential triumvirate have been converted to the Liberal solution for attacking unemployment?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
If this memorandum is likely to help unemployment, what good purpose is served by keeping it secret?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The reason why Cabinets have secret documents, is that, if there were no secret documents, Cabinets would never do their work at all.
§ Mr. SAMUEL
While I do not contest that view, is this a document which can of necessity be called secret? We 2233 want to help the unemployed. Why cannot the right hon. Gentleman give us this document, which is better than the policy of the Lord Privy Seal?
§ Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
Has not the right hon. Gentleman discovered who gave this information concerning Cabinet secrets to the public Press?