The Government’S Productivity Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:04 pm on 28th February 2017.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham 2:04 pm, 28th February 2017

Does the hon. Gentleman accept that some countries with very high levels of unemployment can have a higher productivity figure, whereas we put the people to work in lower value activities, which is surely better than them than being out of work, because the best way to get a job is to start off in a job that is not so good?