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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 5th August 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Kirkwood Mr David Kirkwood , Dumbarton District of Burghs

Before the hon. Gentleman leaves that point, may I ask him whether it is not the case that the greatest amount of absenteeism is among women, and whether it is not the case, as far as the men are concerned, that many of them, through no fault of their own, have not been in the habit of working so regularly, because of unemployment? Thousands who formerly were always unemployed are now employed, and it was not their fault that they got into bad habits.