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 Ian Davidson Ian Davidson Labour, Glasgow South West 7:45 pm, 7th October 2008

I want to make a point about conditionality. Does my right hon. Friend agree that simply asking people to turn up and participate in training is not sufficient and that, in some circumstances, we need something like the old community programme? People should be given the opportunity to go into meaningful work to get them into the habit of attendance. Something like that would be immensely constructive, especially at a time of declining economic circumstances. Will he introduce it tomorrow?

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