Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith
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IDS: Shelf-stacking is more important than geology

The work and pensions secretary has criticised people "who think they're too good" to stack supermarket shelves on back-to-work government schemes.

On the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Iain Duncan Smith suggested that many "smart people" overlooked the importance of effective shelf-stacking.

Mr Duncan Smith added that the geology graduate who recently won a legal victory over the back-to-work scheme, was actually being paid jobseeker's allowance by the taxpayer.

  • 17 Feb 2013
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