HC Deb 31 March 1938 vol 333 c2151
4. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Labour particulars of the number of persons who have been directly found employment under any Government schemes during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and what has been the nature of such employment?

Mr. E. Brown

The policy successfully followed by the Government has been to promote employment by more general measures for the improvement of trade and industry and not by schemes for direct employment, which past experience has shown to be costly and ineffective.

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