HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 c203W
48. Mr. Ted Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that are required in the Northern Regional area to bring down the number of unemployed to the national average.

Mr. Dudley Smith

No formal estimate of this kind has been made, but the Government are well aware of the need to increase employment in the Northern Region.