§ 19. Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the effect on employment of increasing productivity; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
We have received no such representations.
Increases in productivity—of both capital and labour—increase the ability of the economy to create wealth. Our task is to combine rising productivity with higher employment, and thus fully realise this increased potential.