HL Deb 17 January 1994 vol 551 c40WA
Viscount Brentford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What would be the number of unemployed at present if the 1978 criteria for measuring unemployment were being followed.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment (Lord Henley)

No official estimate is available and to do so would involve speculation about economic, demographic and social changes that would serve no purpose.