1 NOVEMBER 1930, Page 2

The King's Speech On Tuesday the new session of Parliament

was opened by the King, whose presence and general appearance of health were a cause of much gratification. The King's Speech, after alluding to the Imperial Con- ference and to the forthcoming Round Table Conference on India, which the King himself will open, referred to the " grave concern and sympathy " which was caused by " the continuance of heavy unemployment." The words which followed this declaration of concern—" My Government will persist in its efforts to develop and extend home, Imperial and foreign trade, and to help in measures which will lead to greater efficiency in industry "—were noticeably innocent of the optimistic promises which adorned the Government's previous statements about unemployment.

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