Unemployed Persons

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd January 1979.

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Photo of Mr Albert Booth Mr Albert Booth , Barrow-in-Furness 12:00 am, 23rd January 1979

I hope that my hon. Friend will accept that I am more likely to be guided by what he says than by the remarks of the two gentlemen to whom he referred. In discussions of the effects of public expenditure, I shall certainly express to any colleague the view that any reduction in public spending is likely to be detrimental to the employment figures.