HC Deb 03 February 1987 vol 109 cc607-8W
42. Mr. Tim Smith

asked the Paymaster General what assessment he has made of the effect the "Hands across Britain" campaign will have on the level of unemployment in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Lee

A precise assessment of the effect on unemployment of the "Hands across Britain" campaign would not be possible. The campaign may help to draw employers' attention to the talents available among unemployed people. We believe that the policies followed by the Government are the best way to encourage growth and the generation of the new jobs.