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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Hannah Bardell Hannah Bardell Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Can the Chancellor explain to people across the UK what the point is in balancing the books if it is on the backs of the poorest in our society, and they are being starved into shoplifting? In Dundee recently a woman was left with £90 a month on which to live. The sheriff said that it was a matter of considerable concern that someone was trying to live on £90 a month. What does he say to the judiciary and what does he say to our citizens who are being starved into poverty?