BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Dec. 9, 1929

The Commons

¶ Marveled at the silence of female M. P.'s after Minister of Unemployment James Henry ("Privy Seal Jim") Thomas had challengingly declared: "It is against the nation's interests for women to work for what they call 'pin money' and thus deprive other people of their legitimate work and livelihood. . . . Legislation cannot cure this evil. It is a question of moral responsibility."

Rebuttal came neither from Lady Nancy Astor M. P. (Conservative) nor from Margaret ("St. Maggie") Bondfield M. P. (Laborite), but from...

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