Jobs for long term unemployed and people with disabilities
The link is to Hansard where I have made progress with the idea of requirign those people contracting to supply services to the government to take on some long term unemployed and some people with disabilities.
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)
I congratulate the Secretary of State on the proposals for the universal credit, which will make it worth being in work. As well as trying to fit people to jobs, will he consider trying to fit jobs to people by using the Government's contracting power to require that there be some jobs for the long-term unemployed and some jobs for people with disabilities?
Iain Duncan Smith (Secretary of State, Work and Pensions; Chingford and Woodford Green, Conservative)
We will certainly ensure that we look at that suggestion.