Job Release Scheme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th November 1986.

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Photo of Mr Greville Janner Mr Greville Janner , Leicester West 12:00 am, 18th November 1986

The Government are continuing relentlessly to fiddle the unemployment figures. Would it not be better to give men and women the right to retire voluntarily at 60? That would give to people who want it a dignified retirement and their jobs would become available for younger people who are desperate for work.