HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1744-5W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the employment chart published in the recent issue of the "Labour Gazette," which shows that about the 19th April, 1920, when he made his Budget speech, there was less than 1 per cent. unemployed in this country, being less than at any period during the last 10 years (with the exception of two War years), but that since April last unemployment is shown by the Board of Trade chart to have steadily increased, being now over four times greater than it was on the date the Budget was introduced; and whether he will take the important matter of unemployment into consideration when preparing his next Budget statement?


Yes, Sir.