HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 c430W
14. Mr. Biffen

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the expected consequences for unemployment arising from the implementation of Cmnd 6151, "Attack on Inflation".

Mr. Booth

Success in reducing the rate of inflation will help to improve employment prospects by restoring business confidence, promoting investment and increasing export competitiveness. It will also enable the Government to employ effectively all the weapons at their disposal to bring down the present unacceptable level of unemployment.

20. Mr. Newton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has made of the effect on unemployment in the winter of 1975–76 of the Government's proposals for attacking inflation.

Mr. Booth

The looked-for reduction in the rate of inflation is intended to improve the competitive position of British industry and improve employment prospects.