Skip to main content

Unemployed Persons

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, further to his reply dated 19 February on the level of unemployment in 1980–81, what is his assessment of the means by which an increase in productivity could lead to a reduction in unemployment.

Increased productivity would help to make United Kingdom goods more competitive in home and overseas markets, so attracting orders and leading to an expansion of output and employment.