HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 cc52-3W
43. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will make a statement on the immediate employment prospects in Sunderland.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The appreciable reduction in unemployment over the past month both in Sunderland and in Great Britain as a whole shows that the measures we have taken to encourage industrial expansion are beginning to work. Employment prospects in Sunderland should continue to improve as the full benefits of our policies are felt.

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