Small Businesses

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 18th March 2009.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy The Secretary of State for Scotland 11:30 am, 18th March 2009

I made no such announcement, then or since. The announcement that I made was about how to get those involved in academia and campaigning together with experts in poverty to ensure that the poorest could see a way through this recession, so that there would not be a generational legacy as a consequence of that, as there was after previous Tory recessions. We will not allow jobcentres to redirect people from unemployment benefit on to incapacity benefit, which is what happened in jobcentres during the previous Tory recession. That policy was wrong, immoral and unforgivable.

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