The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Chief Secretary (1987-1989)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Unemployment – 16 June 1988

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Unemployment on 16th June 1988.

Mr. Tim Smith To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the fall in long-term unemployment in the year to January 1988.

Mr. Major Long term unemployment fell by 234,000 in the year to January 1988, and by a further 71,000 between January and April.