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Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 30th October 1929.

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Photo of Sir Frederick Penny Sir Frederick Penny , Kingston upon Thames

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what particular provisions have been made to provide work for unemployed women; the number he estimates have been and will be absorbed under such schemes; and the cost of same?

Photo of Mr James Thomas Mr James Thomas , Derby

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a number of similar questions yesterday.

Photo of Sir Frederick Penny Sir Frederick Penny , Kingston upon Thames

May I ask whether there is any increase or decrease in the number of women employed since the Conservative Government were in office?

Viscountess ASTOR:

In his new employment schemes, will the right hon. Gentleman consider what he is going to do for women?

Photo of Mr James Thomas Mr James Thomas , Derby

In answer to the first supplementary question, I can quite understand the anxiety of the hon. Member, because this question was put down before the House rose. I am endeavouring to meet his point. It shows how anxious he was to get the facts. With regard to the second sup- plementary question, the general problem of employment is being considered in relation to both sexes, and my preference is neither way.

Commander WILLIAMS:

Arising out of the Lord Privy Seal's answer—