HC Deb 29 July 1963 vol 682 cc4-5W
50. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what estimate he has made of the increased cost of unemployment benefit and National Assistance grants arising out of the Government's, present proposals for reducing the safeguards to the United Kingdom jute manufacturing industry.

Mr. N. Macpherson

As my right Friend the Minister of Labour explained in answer to the hon. Member's Question on 24th July, the effect on employment cannot be forecast.