§ 36. Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General whether he will consider the introduction of further measures to reduce unemployment in the northwest and northern regions; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lang
I am always prepared to consider further measures to reduce unemployment in these regions. Both regions will benefit from the new package of measures announced in the Budget to accelerate the growth of enterprise, boost employment opportunities for the young and help the long-term unemployed find work.
The north-east will also benefit from the measures announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry of 14 May to alleviate the problems caused by the regrettable redundancies in the shipbuilding industry.
The Government's economic strategy is providing the climate of low inflation and sustained growth which is the only sensible way to secure real jobs throughout the country.