Supporting Disadvantaged Families

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:23 pm on 9th November 2020.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys 5:23 pm, 9th November 2020

As someone who did not support the Government in the Lobby a fortnight ago, I none the less welcome this announcement by the Secretary of State. It will make a difference to literally tens of thousands of people in my constituency. I praise Ministers, who have been working on this package not just over the past fortnight but for many months, for their perseverance through the political maelstrom. Will the Secretary of State say a little more about how, when the project is delivered by local councils, we will ensure that the money is spent not just on meeting immediate need, but on improving the life chances of young people for the long run?