The Economy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:51 pm on 12th March 1993.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin , Colchester North 1:51 pm, 12th March 1993

There have been Conservative Governments who have reduced the rate of unemployment, but naturally no Conservative Government have ever promised to abolish the economic cycle. Can the hon. Gentleman draw the attention of the House to a single Labour Government who have left office with a lower rate of unemployment than that which they inherited from their predecessors?