Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:04 pm on 27th April 2009.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Labour, Wakefield 5:04 pm, 27th April 2009

I was out in my constituency on Saturday and met a constituent who had lost his job on Friday and whose wife had had a baby on Wednesday. I was pleased to be able to inform my constituent that he could get a career development loan and that his family would be able to apply through the tax credits system on the basis of changes in their circumstances. That constituent was optimistic about his chances of finding work in this recession. Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating our right hon. Friend the Chancellor on the VAT cut and will he challenge the Opposition? We cannot leave a generation unemployed through this recession.

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