[un-allotted half day] — Unemployment

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North 4:00 pm, 14th December 2011

I agree. My hon. Friend provided an illustration of that earlier when he mentioned the job losses that have been announced in a company in his constituency. For some time the Tories said that we did not have a plan for jobs. They may have systematically dismantled our investment programmes for job creation, but it is not too late for them to adopt our five-point plan for jobs and growth.

Like others who have spoken, I shall concentrate on the subject of young people. The acceleration in the number of young unemployed people will help this Tory-led Government to go down in history as the Government who could not care less about our country’s most important asset.