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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14th May 2014.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Shadow Secretary of State for Wales 11:30 am, 14th May 2014

I doubt that the Secretary of State is actively talking to those businesses, because when I talk to them, what I hear are their grave concerns about the uncertainty that he is creating. He did not answer the question. In truth, one in seven jobs in Wales is now reliant on EU trade. Does he not accept that the attitude of his Government and the attitude of a Secretary of State who has referred to Europe as “a basket case” is jeopardising those jobs, and does he not realise that it is only Labour who will secure them? That is why a Labour vote next week is a vote for jobs in Wales.