Industrial Trouble.

Oral Answers to Questions — Budget. – in the House of Commons on 10th May 1922.

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Photo of Sir Robert Clough Sir Robert Clough , Keighley

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in compiling the Budget he took into special consideration any exceptional estimate of national unemployment; and whether it will be necessary to review the position of the nation's finance if the existing industrial unrest continues?

Mr. YOUNG:

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has endeavoured to frame his Budget Estimates on a sober survey of the existing trend of trade and employment. Any serious extension of industrial trouble would, naturally, have serious effects on the financial position of the country.