§ Ms Joyce Quin (Gateshead, East)
I wish to present a petition organised by the North East Child Poverty Action Group and signed by some 300 people, including many of my constituents and those of my hon. Friends who represent Newcastle-upon-Tyne and adjacent areas. The petition expresses great concern about the growing incidence of poverty, the great harm that it is causing in our society and the difficulties that confront people who are forced to live on low incomes and on inadequate benefits in north-east England.
The petition concludes:Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House ensures that no further cuts in social security benefits are made.And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray etc.
§ To lie upon the Table.