HC Deb 23 July 1929 vol 230 cc1105-6W

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has considered inviting employers of labour voluntarily to reduce hours of work without reduction of wages, and take other steps to provide work for a larger number of men at once?


I doubt whether my hon. Friend's suggestion would have practical results, but I shall try to arrange that on work assisted from Government funds employers engage additional labour instead of resorting to overtime.