Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and May’s Commons statement announcing retaliation against Russia after the Russian spy attack
Labour’s Jo Platt says a recent IFS report said more than 30% of children will be in poverty by 2022. What went wrong?
May says there are more than 200,000 fewer children in absolute poverty.
Lucy Allan, a Conservative, says there have been shocking cases of child exploitation in Telford. Will May congratulate those who brought this to public attention?
May says the Telford revelations have been shocking. This is not the first example across the country. Allan will be meeting a Home Office minister to discuss this.