Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 12th March 2008.

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Photo of Michael Jabez Foster Michael Jabez Foster Labour, Hastings and Rye 11:30 am, 12th March 2008

The strength of the economy, with the minimum wage and tax credits for children, coupled with my right hon. Friend's commitment to reducing child poverty, means that in my constituency and elsewhere, thousands of young people are now free from that scourge. Given the ambitious target of my right hon. Friend and the Labour Government to eradicate child poverty by 2020, what further measures—[ Interruption.]

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dean stockton
Posted on 13 Mar 2008 2:00 pm (Report this annotation)

Ah! child poverty not having the latest mobile or clothes and trainers plus a PS3 and PSP plus a computer in the bedroom top stereo system, TV and DVD recorder. What will the chavs do without them.

I have seen children go without food because their mother would rather spend it on booze , regardless of price , than food to feed her children. Just look at what you receive on benefits to look after a family then ask why a family surviving on benefits can live but a family earning over £60,000 can get tax credits? if they earn £60,000 and need extra benefits (tax credits) they should find ways of cutting out luxuries like holidays, 2 cars designer clothes buying food from expensive shops or regular eating out or best of all don't have the children if they cannot afford them.