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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:05 pm on 20th January 2011.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 12:05 pm, 20th January 2011

Although I welcome the announcement by Siemens this morning about potential jobs in Hull, it comes against the backdrop of huge job losses in the public and private sectors in Hull and the Humber. I also note the announcement this week that the employment rate in my constituency is 7.1%, against a national average of 3.6%. May we therefore have a debate on the regional nature and the gender nature of the job losses that we are seeing across the country?