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Rural Areas: Employment

Volume 715: debated on Monday 30 November 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop additional employment opportunities in rural areas throughout the United Kingdom. [HL123]

Our employment policies and programmes primarily target support at individuals, to help them overcome the personal constraints they face in obtaining work. This commitment is not dependent on where the individual resides—it is our aim to support each individual out of work, no matter where they live. Job Centre Plus has offices across the country, including in rural areas, which ensure that customers can access its services.