HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 c24W
89. Mr. William Price

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what level of unemployment after redeployment it is now Her Majesty's Government's policy to treat as unacceptable.

Mr. Harold Lever

There is no single level of unemployment which the Government would regard as acceptable in all circumstances. It is our aim to keep unemployment as low as possible consistent with regulating the pressure of demand so as to safeguard the balance of payments, and at the same time avoiding the wasteful economic, and harmful social, consequences which may arise.