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Child poverty measures

The Government is committed to tackling child poverty and improving children’s life chances. The existing income-based child poverty measures, introduced in the Child Poverty Act 2010, do not address the root causes of poverty and incentivise Government to focus only on the symptoms. That is why the Welfare Reform and

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Pavement Parking Bill

Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the Second Reading of the Pavement Parking Bill on 4th December, owing to prior commitments in the constituency on that day. However, I will be paying close attention to the passage of the Bill and I hope it is successful at its Second

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Dog meat debate

I was very sorry not to have been able to attend the debate, as it clashed with another debate about fairer school funding.  I view the trade and consumption of dog meat as abhorrent, particularly where it involves cruelty to animals. The Government has ensured that the UK continues to

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