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 James Prior Mr James Prior , Lowestoft 12:00 am, 28th July 1981

I acknowledge the seriousness of the problems of unemployment that have been coming to this country for the last 20 years. I have acknowledged on more than one occasion that everyone has a share of responsibility, including unions, management and Governments of all political parties. Hon. Members would do better to look at the underlying causes of unemployment rather than indulge in the sort of statement made by the hon. Gentleman.