HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 cc286-7W
26. Mr. Strang

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in theOfficial Report the economic assumptions implied in the Chief Secretary's statement on 1 November that unemployment would rise from 1.35 million in 1979–80 to 1.65 million in 1980–81.

Mr. Biffen

The figures quoted were broad working assumptions used in the social security programme in Cmnd. 7746.