HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 cc86-7W
60. Mr. Arthur Davidson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will call a joint meeting of the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress, at which he will preside, to discuss the latest unemployment figures and the problems caused by the recent collapse of a number of companies.

Mr. Higgins

No. My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer have recently had meetings with both the C.B.I. and the T.U.C. and there will be a full discussion of the economic situation at the meeting of the National Economic Development Council on 7th April in the light of the Budget.