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Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 14th September 2020.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

First, let us remind ourselves of where we were in January. We entered the pandemic with employment at a record high of 33 million.

It is on my list to visit: we will be up there to see what the local jobcentre is doing. We have an ambitious plan for jobs—£30 billion in the next phase of our recovery—to ensure we build back better, greener and stronger. Extending the furlough scheme will just keep people in suspended animation. I am absolutely determined to use my role to get back to where we were in January.