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It must be added that the Committee appended as a

con- dition that " the normal provision for maintenance should be more adequate and of wider application " than was provided at that time by the Unemployment Insurance scheme. Since then the scheme has been greatly extended and the unemployment benefit increased, so that the condition has been fulfilled. Yet we do not find Mr. Henderson and his co-signatories applauding the Government in their prompt endeavour to carry out the report of March, 1919. On the contrary, the Labour leaders are trying to make political capital out of a national misfortune, and are suggesting that the main cure for unemployment is to increase the allowance to the men out of work. That way lies bankruptcy.