The Economy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:59 pm on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin 12:59 pm, 24th October 2019

I am glad to report that Shropshire has the lowest unemployment in its history. In fact nationally, as the Chancellor knows, there are over 1 million vacancies, which in itself raises a challenge for the Government as a result of their own success. As we discuss the points-based migration system with colleagues across Government, given that many vacancies in Shropshire need to be filled in agriculture, in the NHS and in manufacturing, can we ensure that we still secure the very best and brightest for our jobs market not only domestically, but from the international community—Commonwealth, non-Commonwealth and the EU?