[John Robertson in the Chair] — Services for Young People
Lisa Nandy (Wigan, Labour)
My hon. Friend is right to place the issue in the wider context. Does she agree that when youth unemployment rose in the mid-2000s, that was because there was an increase in labour supply—more young people were looking for the same number of jobs—whereas the skyrocketing of youth unemployment since the current
Government came to power has been caused by a collapse in labour demand? The jobs simply are not there. The Minister needs to take that seriously.