The Economy

Part of Council Tax Rebate – in the House of Commons at 6:50 pm on 31st March 2009.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud 6:50 pm, 31st March 2009

The problem with short-time working is that it will have long-term consequences if we do not introduce such a scheme. The jobs will go to France and Germany, and even to parts of the UK, such as Wales, that offer these wages subsidies at the moment. That is, quite simply, unfair for manufacturing industry in my hon. Friend's constituency and mine.

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