HC Deb 06 November 1979 vol 973 c116W
16. Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he proposes to take to create new jobs in the Preston travel-to-work area.

Mr. Jim Lester

The Government's policy is to create a long-term economic climate in which industry and commerce can flourish. This, we believe, is the best way to create new real jobs in Preston and elsewhere. Clearly this will take time and the gloomy short-term outlook emphasises the need for positive responses to the Government's policies.