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At least 6,000 people work at Northern Rock, many of them in my constituency. I agree with my hon. Friend Mr. Henderson that employment is a big issue among my colleagues and Members of Parliament in the north-east. I join my hon. Friend in asking the Chancellor please to ensure that those jobs are secure. We know that the money is important and paying back the taxpayer is important, but 6,000 jobs are a lot of jobs and we cannot afford to lose them.