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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Conservative, Macclesfield 2:00 pm, 23rd March 2011

The hon. Gentleman has talked about what is happening in the north-east. In the north-west, we have seen public sector jobs increase by 100,000 between 1999 and 2009, whereas in the private sector, we have seen growth to the tune of 10,000 jobs in the same period. That is completely unsustainable. What are the Opposition’s proposals to address that situation?