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 Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick Conservative, Newark 2:04 pm, 28th February 2017

Before the hon. Gentleman concludes, will he return to the point made by my right hon. Friend John Redwood? Perhaps the largest piece in our productivity puzzle is the fact that we have essentially traded some of our productivity for high levels of employment. That is a good thing, so we must proceed cautiously before wishing away any job—even if they do tend to be lower paid and lower skilled.