Unemployment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1991.

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Photo of Mr Bob Cryer Mr Bob Cryer , Bradford South 12:00 am, 17th January 1991

Does the Minister accept that the scandalously high rate of unemployment is a reflection of the failure of the enterprise culture and the imposition of scandalously high interest rates, which, as the Minister knows, are deliberately designed to produce unemployment? Does he recognise that low unemployment is an important component in resolving the conflict in Northern Ireland? What policies does he intend to introduce to bring about a reduction in unemployment?