HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c557W
21. Mr. Pond

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of a possible link between poverty in the poorest countries of the world and poverty and hardship in the industrialised countries.[3876]

Clare Short

The poor face the same hardships across the world: unequal opportunity; homelessness; lack of income, assets and skills. The country made clear in the general election that it wanted an increase in social justice at home and abroad.