HC Deb 13 April 1943 vol 388 c1050
40. Mrs. Cazalet Keir

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will offer Sir William Beveridge any assistance he may require to help him in his inquiry into the maintenance of employment or the avoidance of mass unemployment?

The Prime Minister

I have no information of this inquiry beyond what has appeared in the Press, and I assume it is intended to be independent of official participation.

Mr. Bellenger

Does the Prime Minister not think it advisable to assist Sir William Beveridge in prosecuting his inquiries into this most important subject? What action are the Government going to take to find a solution which, of course, must be reached in conjunction with the other proposals of the Beveridge Report?

The Prime Minister

I am not prepared with any new proposals on this subject.

Sir H. Williams

Would it not be possible to send Sir William Beveridge the documents prepared by Sir Oswald Mosley, Mr. George Lansbury and Mr. J. H. Thomas?