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 Jeremy Hanley Mr Jeremy Hanley , Richmond and Barnes 12:00 am, 17th January 1991

I thoroughly agree that a reduction in unemployment is important for bringing greater peace to the community of Northern Ireland. However, the figure of 95,570 which I just announced should be seen in comparison with the peak headline total of 135,000 as recently as September 1986.