HL Deb 17 June 1997 vol 580 c108WA
Lord Acton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have a specific target rate of unemployment for the United Kingdom according to the International Labour Organisation definitions.

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)

No. The Government's aim is a high and stable level of employment, to be achieved by running a successful, low-inflation economy, with macro-economic stability as a platform for sustainable growth, and, by enhancing skills and improving the operation of the labour market, to open up job opportunities to all groups in society.