§ 30. Mr. Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures he plans to take to reduce unemployment in Scotland.
§ Mr. Lang
In addition to the Government's overall policies for controlling inflation and stimulating the economy, thereby improving the job prospects for the unemployed, a wide range of employment and training measures is brought to bear on the problem. The Government's continuing commitment to tackling unemployment was emphasised by the additional package of measures announced on 28 January, at columns 337–39, by my right hon. and learned Friend the Paymaster General. The extension of the YTS guarantee, the introduction nationally of a new job training scheme, the extension of the restart programme, and the expansion of the enterprise allowance scheme will all further enhance the job prospects of the unemployed in Scotland.