HC Deb 15 December 1981 vol 15 c86W
49. Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects the trend of adult unemployment in the North of England to show a substantial improvement.

Mr. Peter Morrison

A reduction in adult unemployment in the North of England, as in the country as a whole, will depend primarily on the ability of firms to produce goods and services which people in this country and abroad want to buy and at prices they are prepared to pay. The Government's policies are aimed at reducing inflation and developing a sound and competitive economy which will help such firms to create the jobs we all want to see.