Recently, the Newcastle Journal had an excellent series of articles entitled "Jobs Crisis in the North".
I want to know whether the Scottish Office and the Board of Trade are aware of the Impending Jobs Crisis and what steps they are taking now.
The newspaper stated:Mexborough area faces Jobs Crisis.
That is one of the main reasons for the Jobs Crisis in Scotland.
There is a Jobs Crisis in Scotland and I suggest to the Government that if they do not place the headquarters in Scotland it will be held against them by many of their supporters.
There are anxieties and problems in most parts of South Argyleshire, but one could find unanimous agreement that the area with the greatest number of problems, and that which faces, the most Acute Jobs Crisis, is the Doon Valley.
Mr. Anderson asked the Secretary of State for Wales what further measures he is considering to meet the Jobs Crisis in West Glamorgan.
Are not some extra special measures now needed, given the Jobs Crisis that Wales is facing?
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what further measures he is considering to meet the Jobs Crisis in West Glamorgan.
There is a Jobs Crisis in the West Midlands, with ever-increasing redundancies and closures.
I am sure that the Leader of the House will not be surprised if the first Welsh Member to speak in this debate raises the subject of the Job Crisis in the Principality.
If the Government fail to measure up to the challenges and let us down, and if they fail to respond to the Jobs Crisis, there is a danger of increasing social tension and distress in South Wales.
We look to the Government for a response to Our Jobs Crisis.
It is a policy that is also deeply irresponsible against the background of the Present Jobs Crisis and, indeed, in some respects, a self-defeating policy.
With such a state of affairs persisting in Wales, can we expect any other newspaper headline than the one which ran "Job Crisis 'makes teens lose hope.
Is there not a growing Jobs Crisis in the offshore supply industry, and a crisis in confidence, leading from the Government's incoherent attitude towards depletion and development?
Conservative Members are not in a position to criticise, when the Government have done so much to create the Jobs Crisis in London and elsewhere.
He must say what is being done to get Scotland's young people out of the Job Crisis.
Is the right hon. Lady aware of the deep resentment that is felt in the West Midlands at the flippant reply given last week by the Secretary of State for Employment over the mounting Job Crisis in the region?
The way out of the Job Crisis in western Europe lies not in protectionism but in stripping away the barriers to free trade.
Later today we might - we might not - discuss the Real Jobs Crisis at Bathgate.
I shall not labour the point further because the severity of Our Job Crisis, is accepted by the Government.
Lastly, we must recognise - as I believe that the Government have indeed recognised - that any comprehensive solution to the Jobs Crisis must grapple with the fact that many members of the work force who are now threatened with redundancy, and many of those who are already unemployed, are more than 40 or 50 years old.
For that we get a bloated and growing agricultural spending spree which piles up obscene surpluses, a total failure of political will to tackle the Jobs Crisis, which affects every nation in the Community and condemns more than 14 million of our citizens to unemployment, and a chronic inability to face the challenge of technology, pollution, energy and competition from Japan and the United States.
The Jobs Crisis is massive.
Will the Leader of the House arrange for the Secretary of State for Wales either to intervene in Wednesday's debate or to make a statement about the increasing Jobs Crisis facing the valley communities, especially my communities in Merthyr and Rhymney, where during the recess there was an announcement about the closure of the Thorn lighting plant, which has been with us since 1947?
Is not the Secretary of State very well aware of the Serious Job Crisis in the communities that I represent following the closure of Thorn EMI and Hoover - neither of which is a smokestack industry?
Given today's horrendous unemployment figures - this is the 15th consecutive monthly increase - will the Leader of the House confirm that our only opportunity to debate that will be in our precious and limited Opposition time next Wednesday and that, once again, not surprisingly, the Government have refused to find time for a debate on the Jobs Crisis that is affecting so many people?
Why, given the Jobs Crisis in the south-east, has the Minister no such meetings planned?
notes with concern the high level of redundancies in British manufacturing industry, the falling level of job vacancies, and the steep increase in the number of long-term unemployed; condemns the Government's Autumn Statement for its total failure to tackle the Jobs Crisis at a time when unemployment in Britain is rising faster than anywhere else in the European Community and is forecast to rise above 3 million once again; regrets the continued neglect of training and investment in skills which are essential to the modern economy; and further condemns the Government for squandering the opportunities of the British Presidency to develop a strategy for growth and employment for the whole of the European Community.
I beg to move,That this House deplores the rising tide of unemployment with its intolerable cost to the British people; notes with concern the high level of redundancies in British manufacturing industry, the falling level of job vacancies, and the steep increase in the number of long-term unemployed; condemns the Government's Autumn Statement for its total failure to tackle the Jobs Crisis at a time when unemployment in Britain is rising faster than anywhere else in the European Community and is forecast to rise above 3 million once again; regrets the continued neglect of training and investment in skills which are essential to the modern economy; and further condemns the Government for squandering the opportunities of the British Presidency to develop a strategy for growth and employment for the whole of the European Community.
I am interested by the motion, which states that itcondemns the Government's Autumn Statement for its total failure to tackle the Jobs Crisis".
The measures are wholly inadequate to deal with the scale of Britain's Jobs Crisis.
We have one of the gravest problems of youth unemployment in Britain and the Government's reported plan for an enforced sale of Manchester airport is widely seen as a threat to make the Job Crisis even worse.
The outcome of the meeting is a success for Britain, and it took place only because Britain made tackling the Jobs Crisis such a high priority.
The Jobs Crisis in the European Union has produced a left-wing response at EU level.
That is a warning that the new deal will not deal with the Jobs Crisis.
Today, all we have heard in speeches and interventions by Labour Members was a type of night out for old Labour - celebrating fairness at work proposals and increased power for trade unions, but saying absolutely nothing about what they think should be done to deal with the looming Jobs Crisis.
Last week, the Secretary of State never even replied to my suggestion of a top-level meeting, comprising a high-ranking Minister and representatives of local people and the local business community, to discuss the area's Jobs Crisis.
I wish to speak about the rural economy, and in particular about the developing Jobs Crisis in the oil and fishing industries in Scotland.
The indifference that the Queen's Speech shows to the major issues that I wish to raise reflects the indifference of the Prime Minister to the Serious Jobs Crisis developing in Scotland.
One headline in The Argus says "200 jobs cut to save the NHS £8 million", and another says, "NHs in Jobs Crisis".
It is a Crisis of Jobs.
The Jobs Crisis in maternity leads to existing midwives being overworked and, sometimes, unable to cope.
We believe that that is one of the things that need to be looked at as part of a negotiation about how the EU can tackle the Jobs Crisis that it faces.
I beg to move, That this House recognises the Jobs Crisis facing thousands of households as unemployment continues to rise with nearly 2,000 people a day losing their job; regrets the UK's declining competitiveness; further regrets the Government's failure to roll out effective recession schemes to offer support to the struggling small and medium-sized enterprises sector; calls on the Government to do more to increase UK competitiveness through cancelling their planned increase in the small companies tax rate, reducing corporation tax, and restarting their stalled plans for better regulation; further calls on the Government to tackle unemployment and long-term worklessness by replacing the Flexible New Deal, Pathways to Work and the various other New Deal programmes with a new integrated programme to provide personalised long-term support for people out of work, including those on incapacity benefit, and to make better use of private and voluntary sector welfare-to-work providers by paying them by results.
Is that perhaps because, if we read the Conservatives' work programme for tackling Britain's Jobs Crisis, we can see that it is a pale imitation, and a regurgitation, of what we are already doing to provide jobs?
We have to recognise that Britain has something of a Jobs Crisis.
A few weeks ago, we published our proposals to do something about Labour's Jobs Crisis: "Get Britain Working" offers a new, integrated welfare-to-work initiative.
We would concentrate benefits spending on the poorest and the most vulnerable, and we would tackle the Jobs Crisis with a comprehensive plan to help people into work.
We clearly have a Jobs Crisis on our hands, and the introduction of extra barriers to the creation of jobs makes no sense whatsoever.
That message is that they should think again about cuts in housing benefit in particular and that they should support our fight for jobs, particularly as we have seen the Job Crisis increase.
They believe that the Thatcherite policies of the 1980s are the solution to today's Job Crisis, but we know they are no more the solution now than they were then, when millions were left on the unemployment scrap heap.
He says: "The Jobs Crisis is hitting the young especially hard.
The Minister said this afternoon, in answer to the case put to him by the noble Lord, Lord Warner, about a repetition of the Crisis in Jobs for junior doctors that occurred a few years ago, that the Secretary of State would not be able to intervene, or to do anything at all, until he had determined that there was a failure by Health Education England.
The main reason for the Job Crisis among young people is that not enough jobs have been created.
That might appeal to Mr Beecroft and any other venture capitalists working for the Prime Minister, but selling Britain in that way should not be the British answer to the Jobs Crisis.
There is a Serious Jobs Crisis in Wales, and the Government need to wake up urgently to that.
The Jobs Crisis is not a fact of life or a force of nature, and the Government cannot play the innocent bystander, as they have tried to do.
Why does he not lead by example and sort out the Jobs Crisis here at home?
This is the action Labour takes when facing a Jobs Crisis.
The Jobs Crisis worries people, and all contributors today have talked about that, including my hon. Friends the Members for North West Durham (Pat Glass), for Hartlepool (Mr Wright) and for Wansbeck (Ian Lavery).
Despite the good news we had on unemployment this week - there was a glimmer of hope - Britain's Jobs Crisis has now gone on for too long.
The Jobs Crisis in Hull and the region more generally needs to be addressed as a matter of absolute urgency.