Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 3rd December 1982.

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Photo of Mr John Watson Mr John Watson , Skipton 1:36 pm, 3rd December 1982

I can understand that the hon. Gentleman may feel insulted by some of the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford, South (Mr. Thorne) about the position of the unemployed, but will he accept that the majority of my right hon. and hon. Friends feel similarly insulted when the hon. Gentleman implies that we have no concern for the plight of the unemployed and no sincere desire to reduce unemployment?