§ Q10. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Prime Minister if she will introduce proposals to give special help to the quarter of a million people who have been out of work for two years or more.
§ The Prime Minister
We are already giving special help to long-term unemployed people through the community enterprise programme, the expansion of which was announced before Christmas by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment. We are seeking to help all unemployed people through the policies we are pursuing to tackle the underlying causes of economic decline and rising unemployment.