HC Deb 21 December 1981 vol 15 c300W
Mr. Ray Powell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria he used in making the working assumption of the levels of unemployment in 1981–82 and 1982–83 which were used by the Government Actuary in drawing up his report on the financial provisions of the Social Security (Contributions) Bill 1981, Cmnd. 8443.

Mr. Brittan

As usual, the working assumptions took account of recent trends in unemployment.

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