Living Standards

Part of Opposition Day — [Un-Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 7:50 pm on 5th March 2012.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary 7:50 pm, 5th March 2012

The figures for the last quarter for which figures are available show that there were more than 1.1 million jobs—[ Interruption. ] That is not a net number; it is the gross number of people moving into employment. We are not going to do anything for employment in this country if we undermine credibility, or if we see our interest rates driven up because we lack credibility because our policies do not hang together. That is what Labour is advocating, but it would be bad news for private and public sector employees.