Income Tax

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 10 September 2013.

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Photo of Lindsay Roy Lindsay Roy Labour, Glenrothes 11:30, 10 September 2013

Yesterday, yet another food bank opened, in Methil in my constituency. Fifty volunteers are doing an exceptional job in difficult circumstances. One of the volunteers asked me, “Why has the Chancellor prioritised tax cuts for the very rich, instead of using the revenue to alleviate family poverty in our society, and in Methil in particular?”