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 Eric Varley Mr Eric Varley , Chesterfield 12:00 am, 28th July 1981

Will the Secretary of State confirm that on the basis of Government policies the Manpower Services Commission estimates that by 1983 two-thirds of those under 18 at that time will be without a proper job? Will not he agree that if this happens the scale of the disaster will be devastating? Should not the Secretary of State, instead of going along with some of his colleagues in putting people out of work, be providing jobs and so contributing towards social cohesion and harmony? Is he further aware that the Opposition regard the measures announced by the Prime Minister yesterday as wholly inadequate to deal with a most serious problem afflicting the nation, namely, youth unemployment?