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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 20th June 2019.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Independent, Enfield North 10:34 am, 20th June 2019

A recent Smith Institute report confirms that Enfield has the third highest number of low-paid people of all London Boroughs. Even more concerning is that, according to the report, the low pay rate is £8.33 an hour. The current London living wage is supposed to be £10.55 an hour. Ministers are often telling us about employment levels, but these can mask the growth in poverty and poverty pay. May we have an early debate in Government time on the record levels of low pay and poverty that are causing such hardship to families and children in Enfield and up and down the country?