Benefit Sanctions for Young People (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2563
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

While there may be some merit in this proposal, is it perhaps ignoring the fact that there is a problem with the economy leading to high levels of unemployment?

Answer

Answer for Benefit Sanctions for Young People (1)

Answer for Benefit Sanctions for Young People (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The number of workforce jobs in London has increased by 207,000 in the last year. It is critical that we have schemes in place that support young Londoners to access the opportunities London's private sector is creating.

My 200,000 jobs plan does recognise the importance of creating demand in London's economy which is why I have consistently made the case for investment in London's infrastructure.