HC Deb 11 January 1977 vol 923 cc477-8W
51. Mr. Ioan Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what further proposals he intends to make to reduce the number of unemployed.

Mr. Golding

The latest statement about the Government's intentions for the special measures for which I am responsible was made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th December 1976. The Government are monitoring the effectiveness of these schemes and will be considering shortly whether to extend them and to introduce new measures to alleviate unemployment.

Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of registered unemployed persons who will have been so registered for more than 52 weeks by: (a) mid-1977 and (b) the end of 1977.

Mr. Golding

We have made no such firm estimate. Such estimates would inevitably be subject to wide margins of error.