The Economy

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:20 pm on 4th June 2015.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 12:20 pm, 4th June 2015

I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman has seen the ONS report published yesterday, but it shows that we are losing high-skilled employment in this country and that gradually it is being replaced with low-skilled employment, which is a real worry. We need to ensure that we compete in the world on the basis of a high-skilled, virtuous cycle. I think that he would be complacent if he ignored what is happening in our economy.