‘Labour’s poor record on child poverty speaks for itself’ – Plaid Cymru

RESPONDING to the Child Poverty Strategy announced by Welsh Government, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Social Justice, Sioned Williams MS said:

“After 25 years in power in Wales, it’s hard to accept the narrative that tackling child poverty is an absolute priority for the Labour Government. But without real action, their words ring hollow.

“From scrapping their goal to eradicate child poverty by 2020, failing to fund Free School Meals for children from lower income families over school holidays, and more recently cancelling their Universal Baby Bundles – their poor record speaks for itself.

“As child poverty levels remain stubbornly high, this already delayed Child Poverty Strategy simply lacks teeth. Without statutory targets to monitor progress, how can we ensure this Labour Government is truly motivated to eradicate child poverty in Wales?

“Plaid Cymru knows that this is not as good as it gets. The Labour Government must listen to experts in the field and re-introduce statutory targets to stamp out child poverty – our children depend on it.”

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