Summer Adjournment

Part of Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 4:22 pm on 27th July 2010.

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Photo of John Cryer John Cryer Labour, Leyton and Wanstead 4:22 pm, 27th July 2010

No, it is not. That is the right way round.

It is five years since I took part in a pre-recess Adjournment debate. Such debates have become something of an institution. It is a sort of whingeing gits day, enabling us to get a few things off our chests. I am pleased to note that a number of speeches, particularly from Members on the Government Benches, have followed that tradition.

I want to begin by raising an issue which I hope concerns us all, namely unemployment. You might be right-wing, you might may be left-wing, you might be a Liberal-you would be a prat, but you might be a Liberal-but I hope that the issue of joblessness concerns Members on both sides of the House.

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