§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations she has received about the effect of the autumn statement on future employment prospects.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has not, as yet, received any representations about the effect of the autumn statement on employment prospects. However it is our belief that the series of measures proposed in the autumn statement aimed at rebuilding confidence, helping industry and strengthening the economy will help to boost employment prospects.