Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment (Relief Schemes).

– in the House of Commons on 7th February 1933.

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Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

41.

asked the Prime Minister the number of schemes that have been put into force by the Government during the last three months in respect to the provision of work for the unemployed?

Photo of Sir Henry Betterton Sir Henry Betterton , Rushcliffe

As has already been stated, the Government decided some time ago to discontinue the ineffective policy of attempting to relieve unemployment by a system of State subsidies in aid of public works, and no State-aided schemes for the relief of unemployment have been begun in the last three months.