Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:28 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence) 3:28 pm, 1st April 2014

I do not think that the hon. Gentleman has looked very closely at what we did in government. The scheme that my hon. Friend Stephen Doughty referred to is more akin to the scheme that the last Labour Government had. The alternative is that people are sat at home doing nothing. I agree with the hon. Gentleman that if people do not get a work ethic early on, but have two or three years sat on the dole, it is even harder for them ever to get into work.