Unemployment Statistics

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1981.

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Photo of Mr Bob Cryer Mr Bob Cryer , Keighley 12:00 am, 28th July 1981

Does the Secretary of State acknowledge the appalling economic policies that have brought about this massive increase in unemployment? The increase amounts to over 183 per cent. in my constituency since the Tories came to power two years ago. Will the right hon. Gentleman accept that the crisis measures announced yesterday will have only a marginal effect on this appalling position? Will he say when the entrepeneurs, who received all the tax concessions when the Government came to office, are to provide the proper jobs promised by the Government and by the Conservatives so glibly during the 1979 election?