Why we need a Minister for North; MP calls on the Government to act quickly.
He spoke out as new figures revealed the soaring rate of unemployment among young people.
Mr Brown, MP for Newcastle East and a former Cabinet Minister in Tony Blair's Government, said: "Total unemployment is steadily rising in East Newcastle.
Even more depressingly, the long-term rate is steadily growing.
"The most important measure to turn this around would be for the Government to appoint a Minister for the Region, to spearhead private sector job creation initiatives to broaden and deepen our region's private sector economy."
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Sep 2, 2013|
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