§ 38. Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Paymaster General when next he intends to meet the press in his official capacity to explain Government economic policy.
§ The Paymaster General (Mr. Angus Maude)
In addition to meetings with individual journalists, I make frequent visits to the regions, where I take every opportunity to meet editors and representatives of the media.
§ Mr. Price
How will the Paymaster General justify to the cress tomorrow the figure of 1,800,000 unemployed? When he is next discussing Conservative posters with Saatchi & Saatchi, and if he is to have those posters full of queues of unemployed people, will he arrange to have some genuine unemployed people among them and put himself at the head of the queue?
§ Sir William Elliott
Does my right hon. Friend agree that Saatchi & Saatchi did not double unemployment in the North-East of England during the time of the Labour Government?
§ Mr. Bagier
Will the right hon. Gentleman be more forthcoming? Whatever the results of Saatchi & Saatchi's propaganda, is it not a fact that tomorrow the highest unemployment figures since the early 1930s will be announced? Will he not give us a preview of what he will tell the press tomorrow?