Manufacturing — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:31 am on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Labour 11:31 am, 8th March 2012

We in the north-east are very pleased that Nissan, in my home town of Sunderland, is investing even more. It is a real tribute to the quality of the workforce and to the support that Nissan has had-it is proud to acknowledge it-from One North East, which has been so important in getting this investment. One North East is not there any more. What is also not there is a lot of jobs. Sunderland now has an unemployment rate of around 11 per cent and many young people feel that their opportunities have gone for another generation. What will the Government do to make sure that those lives are not written off?


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