Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:36 pm on 19th March 1984.

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Photo of Mr Norman Tebbit Mr Norman Tebbit , Chingford 3:36 pm, 19th March 1984

The hon. Gentleman should not have prefaced his question by, "In so far as the Secretary of State supports the Budget." I do support the Budget, and it is supported by almost every economic commentator who has put pen to paper. The Budget will improve prospects for employment beyond what they otherwise would have been. However, the Budget is not the sole determinant of levels of employment and unemployment.