Employment Opportunities

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 20th June 2012.

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Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore The Secretary of State for Scotland 11:30 am, 20th June 2012

I agree that we must do everything possible to reduce unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, which, as the hon. Gentleman will recall, began to rise during the growth periods under the previous Labour Government. Through our measures, including the Work programme, the youth contract and our joint work with the Scottish Government, we have been bearing down on the problem, but I am happy to meet him to discuss the matter further, if he wishes.