HC Deb 18 April 1972 vol 835 c47W
Mr. Lamond

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the effect of the proposed Budget measures on the level of unemployment in the North-West of England in the next 12 months.

Mr. Nott

It is not the practice to publish forecasts of unemployment, regional or national, but I am confident that the North-West should benefit from the general reflationary measures announced in the Budget. With other assisted areas the North-West should also benefit over the medium term from the new regional measures which will be contained in the Industry Bill shortly to be presented to the House.

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