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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Labour, Great Grimsby 11:30 am, 30th June 2015

Workers at the Young’s Seafood factory in Grimsby are worried for their futures after Sainsbury’s ended a contract with it. Grimsby already has the 17th highest unemployment rate in the country, and in the past few years it has seen several established companies leave the area, leaving behind nothing to replace them. Given that the Young’s site provides 500 skilled jobs, what support can the Government offer to avoid further losses of skilled jobs?