HC Deb 27 January 1981 vol 997 c370W
38. Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, having regard to the official December 1980 figures for the Bradford employment service area of 15,074 wholly unemployed against 270 unfilled vacancies, he will now announce his proposals to increase job availability.

Mr. Peter Morrison

In the long term the only way to increase the number of real jobs in Bradford and in the country as a whole is to control inflation and get the economy on a sound footing. This is what the Government's policies aim to do.

In the short term, the Government's special employment and training measures are helping many workers who would otherwise be unemployed. In the Bradford employment office area, for example, the temporary short-time working compensation scheme is currently supporting more than 4,500 potentially redundant jobs.

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