Protection of children is a priority
Posted on February 22, 2011 at 03:04 PM
"If this election is about anything, it is about families, about protecting children and about securing a better future for our young people," Senator Alex White told this morning's press conference launching Labour's Manifesto for Children (you can download the document at the link).
"We in Labour believe that children should have the best possible start in a world that has become vastly more uncertain ad precarious. But this belief is not just a pious aspiration. We are today backing it up with a specific set of proposals in a childrens' manifesto that we believe will deliver genuine change for children and for families."
Senator White went on to say how children should not be made to pay for the current economic crisis and for this reason Labour will not cut child benefit and will ensure the delayed childrens' right referendum is urgently progressed.
"For Labour, the protection of families, children and childhood will continue to be a priority, even in these difficult times."
You can read the rest of Alex's statement in our press centre, you can also listen to audio from the press conference at the audio boo links below.
Deputy Eamon Gilmore addressing the press conference
Senator Alex White addressing the press conference
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