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Orders of the Day — Reduction of Redundancy Rebates Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1977.

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Photo of Mr David Mitchell Mr David Mitchell , Basingstoke 12:00 am, 7th February 1977

If the comment made by my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, West (Mr. Page) is correct, does it not suggest that the Government are expecting a substantial increase in unemployment, an increase far above the figure that they have admitted in public as likely to take place within the next few months?