UK Politics

Labour Party: Parents need policies not platitudes from David Cameron

News   •   Jan 12, 2010 10:05 GMT

Dawn Primarolo MP, Labour’s Children and Families Minister said:

"Parents need policies not platitudes from David Cameron. Families in Britain don't just want warm words, they deserve to know exactly what David Cameron would do to support them.

"David Cameron has refused to protect funding for schools or Sure Start over the next three years. Instead he would cut £200m each year from Sure Start - a fifth of its budget - and take support away for families on modest and middle incomes. By contrast, Labour are determined to help all families and have already opened over 3,000 Sure Start Children Centres across the country.

"David Cameron still can't explain how he would pay for a marriage tax allowance and even though research today shows tax credits play a vital role in cutting child poverty, David Cameron is set on cutting back this essential support."