HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 cc769-70
45. Mr. REMER

asked the Prime Minister if he will initiate a national campaign to emphasise the injury caused to the State by unnecessary private economy by private individuals; and if he will take steps to make it widely known that it is the duty of everyone to find work for the unemployed out of their private resources wherever possible and that such employment, by reducing unemployment insurance, reduces expenditure and makes it possible to reduce taxation?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Baldwin)

I do not think that the occasion has arisen for a national campaign on this subject. I am glad, however, of an opportunity to reiterate what my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has stated, that it is the imperative duty of private citizens and employers to maintain, so far as is possible, the ordinary employment which they give to labour, and that wise and courageous expenditure by private citizens where their incomes will bear it should be regarded by them as an obligation which they must not avoid.