I am delighted to support and co-sponsor the Bill on unpaid work trials brought forward by my colleague, Stewart McDonald MP.
Too many people are exploited as they seek work, particularly young people. I have heard horrendous stories of young people being asked to work eight hour shifts in the hope of securing a job that subsequently appears not to even exist.
Those seeking work must have protection under the law from unscrupulous employers. That is why this Bill must pass. I am proud of my colleague for bringing this forward and am delighted to support him.