Cambridge MP Julian Huppert got the first question at Prime Minister’s questions on the 9th of November 2011.
After having asked the always topical question of:
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9 November.
which prompted the predictable response of:
This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others and, in addition to my duties in this House, I shall have further such meetings later today.
Julian Huppert used his follow up to ask:
“The Prime Minister is rightly concerned about jobs and growth. Crucial to that is consumer confidence. Does he think that telling twenty five million workers that they have no job security and can be fired at will tomorrow will boost or reduce consumer confidence?”
The Prime Minister replied:
“Clearly what we have to do is make it easier for firms to hire people. That’s why we’ve scrapped Labour’s jobs tax, that’s why we’ve taken a million of the lowest paid people out of tax. That’s why we’ve established new rules so you can only go to a tribunal after working somewhere for two years and that’s why we’ve introduced fees for claims in employment tribunals to stop vexatious claims. Adding to that we are investing in the work programme and in apprenticeships all as a way of helping to give young people jobs”.