HC Deb 24 October 1911 vol 30 c5

asked the Prime Minister if His Majesty' Government have any propoal to lay before the House for the purpose of securing to the working classes the means of meeting the increasing cost of living by a corresponding increase in wages?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

The important business which remains to be transacted in order to complete the work of the Session is, in our opinion, sufficient to occupy the whole time of the House during the Autumn Sittings. I cannot anticipate the programme of next year.


Have the Government considered the advantage of appointing an impartial investigation into this serious problem with a view of devising practical means for relieving the growing difficulties of the working classes?


That does not in any way arise out of the question. The hon. Member must give notice.