Oral Answers to Questions — Labour Conditions (Educational Propaganda).

– in the House of Commons at on 20 February 1919.

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Colonel BURN:

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asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government have considered the necessity of devising schemes of educational propaganda, so that employers, workpeople, and the public may appreciate the significance of the economic considerations involved before it is determined to introduce changes in labour conditions?

Photo of Mr James Parker Mr James Parker , Cannock

I have been asked to take this question. Yes, Sir, the Government will do all in its power to bring before all concerned the economic considerations involved in any such important changes.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Am I to understand that that agitation is to be carried on with public money?

Photo of Mr James Parker Mr James Parker , Cannock

The hon. and gallant Member had better put that to the Leader of the House.

Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

Are we to understand that the old War Aims Committee have been called together for this purpose? May I ask respectfully for a reply to the question?

Mr. SPEAKER:

If the hon. Member attaches importance to his question he should put it down. The rule is that Ministers should be given an opportunity of considering a question.

Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

I will give notice that I will put the question down a week to-day.

Mr. SPEAKER:

That is not necessary. If the hon. Member hands the question in, that is all that is required.