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Unemployment — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 20th October 2009.

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Photo of Lord Tomlinson Lord Tomlinson Labour 2:36 pm, 20th October 2009

Does my noble friend agree that, rather than wallowing in the bad news that there is around, in relation to unemployment we ought to recognise that the stimulus package is beginning to work and that the unemployment figures published last week were far lower than had been anticipated and seem to indicate that there is a reasonable prospect that unemployment is bottoming out?