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Barrow-In-Furness (Government Work)

Volume 149: debated on Friday 16 December 1921

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asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the serious reduction in work resulting from the limitation of armaments as proposed by the Washington Conference, he will make special provision for supplementing that work in places like Barrow-in-Furness by a special effort to send as much Government work as possible to such places, or by making any other arrangements that are possible?

My hon. Friend's question is, I think, premature, and I shall not be in a position to answer it until we can see what is the effect of any agreement reached at Washington on employment in such towns as Barrow-in-Furness. But his suggestion will be borne in mind.