HC Deb 07 February 1980 vol 978 c316W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make as close an estimate as possible, making any reasonable assumptions necessary regarding the ages, average wage and other variables, of the cost in lost revenue and increased benefits payable, caused by the increase in the numbers of unemployed people announced in January.

Mr. Peter Rees

I will let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.