HC Deb 16 June 1937 vol 325 cc371-2
46. Mr. Harvey

asked the Prime Minister whether concerted plans are being prepared by the various Government Departments concerned, both for schemes of public works to be undertaken by the Government and for proposals to be commended to local authorities, so that there may be no delay in their application when a period of trade depression arrives?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

The question whether by Government action it is possible to mitigate the effects of a trade depression following a period of exceptional trade activity has been under consideration for some time, but the stage at which plans could be concerted as suggested in the question has not yet been reached.

Mr. Harvey

Cannot the Government make a statement at a suitable time as to their action?

The Prime Minister

I will consider the matter.