HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc441-2W
13. Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates about productivity in 1982–83 were taken into account in the assumptions made as to the level of unemployment in "The Government's Expenditure Plans, 1982–83 to 1984–85"—Cmnd. 8494.

Mr. Brittan

As usual, the working assumptions on unemployment in 1982–83 took into account the recent trend in unemployment, which itself reflects developments in productivity.