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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 15 July 2015.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) 11:30, 15 July 2015

The hon. Lady raises a valid point, and the Department for Work and Pensions has helped young people in Scotland through a range of initiatives such as the new enterprise allowance and sector-based work academies as well as the Work programme. I am pleased to take further the Chancellor’s announcement in last week’s Budget that the Government are determined to support young people in Scotland and across the UK by introducing a youth obligation.