The Economy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:50 pm on 17th November 1983.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Eastham Mr Kenneth Eastham , Manchester, Blackley 3:50 pm, 17th November 1983

In his statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer claimed that the economy was expanding and he made the pious remark that we can now all share in the growth. May I remind him that 250,000 young people are now on youth training schemes and receive only £25 a week, and that that amount has not been increased since 1978? Is it reasonable to suppose that they will share in that growth?