HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 c515W
8. Mr. Fabricant

To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effects of Her Majesty's Government's policies on employment prospects in Lichfield. [19200]

The Prime Minister

The Government's sound economic policies and labour market reforms have encouraged employment creation throughout the country. Unemployment has fallen by more than a million in the United Kingdom, by more than 20,000 in the county of Staffordshire, and by more than 2,000 in Lichfield.

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