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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 13th February 1997.

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Photo of Mr Tony Newton Mr Tony Newton , Braintree 3:31 pm, 13th February 1997

I have already observed to one of my hon. Friends that I see the attraction of a debate on unemployment and other economic matters, because what will emerge from such a debate is not the sort of accusation that the hon. and learned Gentleman is chucking about, but the fact that Britain's success in having more people working and fewer out of work than any other major European country is one of the notable successes of the Conservative Government.