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IDS visits Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 08:59 14 February 2003 | UPDATED: 16:17 24 February 2010

THE leader of the Conservative Party visited East Anglia yesterday to attend a course about how to achieve life skills and find suitable jobs.

Iain Duncan Smith was visiting Chelmsford Training Services, a private training company specialising in youth development.

THE leader of the Conservative Party visited East Anglia yesterday to attend a course about how to achieve life skills and find suitable jobs.

Iain Duncan Smith was visiting Chelmsford Training Services, a private training company specialising in youth development.

Mr Duncan Smith had a briefing with members of staff at Chelmer Village before taking part in talks with some of those involved in the scheme.

He said it had been an inspiring experience and a set-up he would like to see expanded.

"It takes young people who have been failed by society and gives them new targets, it is a course that works very well.

"Different operations like this are growing across the country and we certainly need more of them."

He added the need for such incentives was a reflection of the way the Government had failed some young people in society.

Later Mr Duncan Smith was the guest of honour at the annual dinner of Saffron Walden Conservatives.


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