Preparing Britain's Economy for the Future

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 1:12 pm on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 1:12 pm, 18th June 2009

Given the Minister's remarks on helping people through the worst of the downturn, will he take this opportunity to congratulate Kettering borough council, of which I am a member, on hosting not only what it called a "credit crunch summit" that brought many local agencies together to see how best to help local people, but a jobs fair, which was attended yesterday by 300 local people trying to find out more about the local employment opportunities available as well as by a Minister from the Department for Communities and Local Government? Are not such local initiatives really important in helping local people through the worst effects of the economic recession?

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