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Able-Bodied Unemployed (State Maintenance Cost).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Can the right hon. Gentleman remember the time when this principle was not accepted?