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Devolution and Growth Across Britain

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:17 pm on 3rd June 2015.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 2:17 pm, 3rd June 2015

I have been listening carefully to what the right hon. Gentleman has been saying and I have not heard him talk about productivity. Under his Government, British productivity now languishes well behind that of Germany and even France, which he likes to criticise. Is he proud of his record on productivity and does he think it is right that British workers should have to work longer hours and have more jobs to earn less?