22 MARCH 1930, Page 2

Sir Oswald Mosley's Memorandum The rebels in the Labour Party—almost

exclusively members of the Independent Labour Party—are said to be about to use Sir Oswald Mosley's memorandum on unemployment as a weapon against the Government. According to an account in the Manchester Guardian, Sir Oswald Mosley uses very, hard language not only about the Lord Privy Seal, but about the Cabinet, which is in the main behind Mr. Thomas. He advocates that all schemes for work should be carried out by a National Planning Council. Schemes would be divided into long-term and short-term. The underlying principle would be that the State must be responsible for unemployment, and that the cost-of supporting the unemployed must be a national charge.. Under the short-term schemes the Planning Council would mobilize the unemployed without any haggling about . grants and percentages of transferred labour. That means that the State itself, under the guise, of the Planning Council, would be the sole employer.

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