Unemployment in the UK

Part of Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 8:05 pm on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions, Whip 8:05 pm, 7th October 2008

I am sure that my hon. Friend is aware that there is a part of my constituency where three quarters of people are on one form of benefits or another; I know that the Secretary of State is aware of that, because he visited my constituency earlier this year. Does my hon. Friend agree that that illustrates the fact that the Government have patently failed to do anything to get those people back to work?

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