Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th February 1997.

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Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon 12:00 am, 13th February 1997

The hon. and learned Gentleman has not a single shred of evidence to support his claim. That is fiddling the figures on a scale that not even the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner) would contemplate. Unemployment is falling and people are in work. The hon. Member for Glasgow, Shettleston (Mr. Marshall) should recognise that fact. There has been a dramatic fall in unemployment in his constituency. He should talk to his constituents who are now in work and who would lose their jobs under the policies that Opposition Front Benchers advocate.