Department for Work and Pensions

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 2nd July 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 3:46 pm, 2nd July 2019

Well, we can argue about statistics, but try this one. [Interruption.] The hon. Lady wants to throw one at me, but then will not let me respond with one, which I find slightly dictatorial. Some 2.2 million people were unemployed when we took office in 2010; that figure is now 1.4 million. I can give her the number of those who have clearly moved off unemployment benefit into work. We can argue about this all the way through—