§ 43. Mr. EDWARD WILLIAMS (for Mr. MAINWARING)
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have decided upon any fresh action designed to solve the problem of unemployment?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
It has been explained on a number of occasions that the general policy of the Government is directed to restoring industrial activity. This is the only effectual way of finding work for the unemployed, and the considerable improvement in the employment situation since January, 1933, is evidence of the success of that policy. The Government have continually under review further means of fostering the expansion of trade which is now taking place, and, as they have already shown in several instances, are prepared to take part in any well-considered measures to that end. As regards those who, unfortunately, remain unemployed, the Bill now before the House contains proposals which will improve substantially the provision hitherto made for them.