Backbench Business — High-cost Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:49 pm on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 1:49 pm, 5th September 2013

I make no comment about the friendships the hon. Lady had, but does she agree that one worrying aspect of the debate on the payday loan industry—the evidence is clear—is that 80% of payday loans are for basics? They are for paying rent, and travel and food costs. People cut back as far as they can, so those costs are not equivalent to keeping up with the Joneses. It is important that we make that distinction—people are trying to cover unavoidable costs.