[un-allotted half day] — Unemployment

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 3:04 pm, 14th December 2011

The right hon. Gentleman and other Members can read the OBR forecasts, which state that at the end of a difficult economic period unemployment will start to fall again. I remind him that we are dealing with international circumstances that the Governor of the Bank of England described as being among the most difficult in modern times, if not the most difficult.

Of course, alongside the measures that we need to take to support and encourage business growth, we need high-quality support for the unemployed to ensure that we can get them back into work as quickly as possible.