Unemployment in the UK

Part of Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions 7:45 pm, 7th October 2008

Yes. That is exactly what we are proposing. We want to simplify the benefits system, which is something that Front-Bench Members of all parties agree with. I hope that he will say in future that he does not recognise that 5 million figure, which is a totally inappropriate way of describing inactivity. If he wants to continue using it, he will have to make it clear to carers that he is expecting them to look for work.

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