HC Deb 30 June 1980 vol 987 c408W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Manpower Services Commission concerning its forecasts for unemployment for 1980 and 1981.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

My right hon. Friend met Sir Richard O'Brien, chairman of the Manpower Services Commission on 5 June, when the Commission's views on the likely trends in unemployment were noted and its plans for Scotland in 1980–81 were discussed. Further discussions are to be held later in the year.