The Economy and Work

Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 1:23 pm on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of George Osborne George Osborne Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Secretary of State 1:23 pm, 26th May 2016

It has been a very difficult time for steelworkers and their families on Teesside. We have provided financial assistance to those families. We have worked with local Labour authorities to help to remediate the site and bring more jobs and opportunities into the area. I will take a very close look at the proposal. As part of the Government’s industrial policy, we are supporting research and innovation through such things as the Catapult centres, which have been a real success.