Members discuss latest employment figures
7 June 2019
On Thursday 6 June, members of the House of Lords debated the latest employment figures and the steps being taken by the government to increase employment rates.
Members taking part included the Lords shadow spokesperson for work and pensions and the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for HM Treasury.
- Catch up on Parliament TV
- Read the Lords Hansard transcript
- Lords Library note - Employment: Statistics and Government Policy
This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Leigh of Hurley (Conservative), member of the Finance Bill Sub-Committee.
Members taking part included:
- Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrats), Liberal Democrat Lords spokesperson for HM Treasury
- Lord Lupton (Conservative), chair of the Lovington Foundation
- Baroness Meacher (Crossbench), former chairman of the East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Baroness Sherlock (Labour), shadow spokesperson for work and pensions
Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative), government whip, responded on behalf of the government.
Image: Creative Commons