[un-allotted half day] — Unemployment

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:36 pm on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 3:36 pm, 14th December 2011

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, but may I urge him to focus on the issue of joblessness rather than worklessness? I think that was an offensive remark, although I am sure that he made it unintentionally. We have Office for National Statistics data giving the numbers of vacancies and the numbers of people who are unemployed, particularly young people. In neighbouring constituencies, such as Hartlepool, which is just to the south of me—