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Unemployed march, Glasgow to London, 1934

Full Employment as a primary responsibility of government

Ernest Bevin introduces the White Paper on Employment Policy, June 1944

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A new principle of government
Collapse of the Laissez-faire system
Consequences of unemployment
The new principle of government management of the economy
International relations
Industrial efficiency
Prices and incomes policy
The 'Man-power budget'
Transition to the peace-time economy