Thank you, Speaker. Mr President, the question refers to improving the lives of all the people. Yet, despite your action plan to address the impact of the recession, our unemployment rate continues to escalate.
In his Budget Speech Minister Pravin Gordhan states: "Bargaining arrangements push up entry level wages, pricing out inexperienced workseekers." He proposed to "support these reforms through a subsidy to employers that will lower the cost of hiring young people without work". These proposals are aligned with DA policies.
Mr President, where is the plan? Where is the wage subsidy? When will the Minister of Finance's proposals be implemented? [Applause.]