HC Deb 29 June 1993 vol 227 c470W
19. Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the effect on employment of increasing productivity; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

We have received no such representations.

Increases in productivity—of both capital and labour—increase the ability of the economy to create wealth. Our task is to combine rising productivity with higher employment, and thus fully realise this increased potential.