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


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?


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.