HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 cc447-8W
Mr. Moonman

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report details of those areas of work of his Department for which time cycles have been prepared covering the next 10 years or more; how far these have been budgeted for; what advice he has sought; and whether such planning has taken into account socio-economic models and the experience of other countries.

Mr. John Fraser

Projections of the labour force up to 1991 were published in theDepartment of Employment Gazette for April 1974. These projections are based upon long-term trends, and do not reflect the timing of economic cycles. Plans for the allocation of resources do not extend beyond the limits of annual White Papers on public expenditure. If my hon. Friend has advice to offer on the value of external experience, I shall be pleased to receive it.