For a copy of Sir Paul’s speech, “Lobbing a few pebbles in the pond; the funeral of a dead parrot”, delivered to the Family Law Conference 2013 at the Hilton Hotel on October 9th, 2013.
When couples split up, families move from one to two households. Poverty is a common outcome that affects children. Six out of ten lone parents are supported by the state compared to one out of ten couple parents. That's where most of the £50bn is spent.