HC Deb 28 November 1979 vol 974 c654W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he is taking to ensure that jobs available match the numbers of people in the work force within the next decade.

Mr. Jim Lester

No Government can ensure that the number of available jobs will equal the number of people in the work force. It is the Government's aim to provide the economic climate which will enable and encourage industry and commerce to expand and create the jobs which are likely to be needed in many parts of the country.