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Schedule 23 — Air passenger duty

Part of “Group 12 — Caravans – in the House of Commons at 10:43 pm on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Labour, Sefton Central 10:43 pm, 3rd July 2012

My hon. Friend gained vast experience of dealing with young people before coming to Parliament, and she has been a strong advocate for them ever since. Her experience is very similar to mine. It is absolutely disgraceful that we have Ministers sitting there laughing at what is happening to young people up and down this country, who cannot get jobs because we have a Government who entered office when the economy was growing strongly—[Hon. Members: “Oh!”]—despite a global economic downturn and a global economic and financial crisis caused by the friends of people like Richard Graham.