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Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 6:03 pm on 20th June 2012.

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Photo of Ian Swales Ian Swales Liberal Democrat, Redcar 6:03 pm, 20th June 2012

I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way and I am glad to be giving him an extra minute to speak. We are all familiar with the phenomenon of people connecting two disparate sets of statistics. Can he think of a mechanism by which adding 100 local authority jobs would destroy 80 jobs in manufacturing?