HC Deb 28 October 1975 vol 898 cc466-7W
45. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Employment to what extent the Government's short-term programme of measures to deal with unemployment has reduced redundancies in the building industry.

Mr. Booth

As was recognised at the time the measures were announced on 24th September, they will have only a limited effect on the construction industry. A statement on a carefully selected programme of works relevant to the Government's principal social priorities will be made with the minimum of delay.