Employment Figures

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 24th June 2014.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne The Chancellor of the Exchequer 11:30 am, 24th June 2014

The many thousands of people who are getting jobs in the hon. Lady’s area are better off, and of course—[Interruption.] Let me explain to the shadow Chancellor: if you bring the British economy to its knees, if you have the deepest recession for 100 years, if you preside over the biggest banking crisis in our history, you make this country poorer. But it is by fixing those problems, by working through our long-term economic plan, that we are going to make the country richer again.