HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 c71W
Mr. Skinner

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will now make it his policy to issue forecasts of unemployment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

No. Macro-economic forecasts are the responsibility of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. However, it has not been the practice of this or previous Governments to publish forecasts of unemployment.