HC Deb 04 February 1971 vol 810 c1909
Q4. Mr. Sheldon

asked the Prime Minister if he will seek to pay a visit to the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Europe.

The Prime Minister

I have no plans to do so.

Mr. Sheldon

Since the Commission's reports will show that since last summer Britain has had one of the highest increases in unemployment of all the member countries, and since the Prime Minister promised during the election period to reduce unemployment immediately—he used the words "at a stroke" about this as well—when will he redeem his instant promises?

The Prime Minister

I am not aware of a report of the Economic Commission for Europe dealing with this matter, but I would be quite prepared to study it. I am aware that the Commission is mainly concerned with East-West trade relations, and so on, and to this we attach great importance.