Unemployment in the UK

Part of Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 9:10 pm on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 9:10 pm, 7th October 2008

David T.C. Davies echoed a remark by Mr. Carswell, and they both displayed a breathtaking chutzpah in suggesting that unemployment figures are being massaged by the decanting of claimants on to incapacity benefit. The Thatcher Government created invalidity benefit and saw a huge surge in the number of claimants. The number has floated up slightly over the last 11 years, but the huge growth occurred much earlier.

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