[un-allotted half day] — Unemployment

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:17 pm on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 5:17 pm, 14th December 2011

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, who is a decent man, to go and look at the original quotation? If he does so, he will find that I said that the actual figure for youth unemployment was 730,000. The 1 million figure is not a true reflection of the position, because it includes a large number of full-time students looking for part-time jobs. I do not count those as being unemployed.