HC Deb 15 July 1993 vol 228 c647W
17. Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on public spending of Government policies on unemployment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

The Government plan to spend. £2.8 billion in 1993–94 on training, enterprise and vocational education programmes to help around If million unemployed people back into work. The Budget included £125 million—net cost—to provide an additional 100,000 opportunities.