Questioned by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer:
He’s been found out. He either dodges the question or he gives dodgy answers. Mr. Speaker. No more witnesses, I rest my case. Will the Prime Minister do the decent thing and correct the record in relation to child poverty?
Answered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson:
Mr. Speaker, I’m happy to point out to my learned friend that actually [, actually] there are a hundred thousand fewer children in absolute poverty and 500,000 falling below the thresholds of low income and material deprivation. This government as he knows is massively increasing Universal Credit, 7 billion more to help the poorest and neediest families in our country. We’re getting on with it, we’re taking the tough decisions and he still can’t make up his mind. Talking about child poverty, the single biggest determinant of a child’s success is whether or not he or she goes to school. He still won’t say [, he still won’t say] whether the children should go…I think Mr. Speaker it’s absolutely infamous for him to come to his house one day and say supports the program and then the next day not to confirm that he wants kids to go to school now.