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Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme 3:15 pm, 20th October 2015

On Friday a lady called Edith came to my surgery to complain about her daughter’s situation. She is a nursery assistant earning £8 an hour. She works 30 hours a week and cannot work any longer because she has school-age children. Edith was mortified about the effect of the cut in working tax credits on her daughter and her family’s welfare. What does the hon. Gentleman think the Prime Minister should say to people like Edith up and down the land as to how they can trust his word in the future?