Working Tax Credits

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:12 pm on 30th November 2011.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Labour, Stockport 4:12 pm, 30th November 2011

I congratulate my hon. Friend on getting this important debate. We are all sorry that it is not longer.

My hon. Friend might be interested to know that I recently sent out a survey to find out about the child care arrangements of parents in my constituency. Interestingly, a number of grandparents replied; they all made the similar point that, without the free child care that they provided, parents would be facing mounting debts because of the squeeze on their family incomes and long-term financial problems. Does he agree that the Government have not properly thought through the cumulative affect of their policies on families?