Divert childcare handouts from the middle class to the poor, says senior Tory MP: Robert Halfon calls for a reduction in earnings cap

 
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Childcare handouts for the middle classes should be curbed so that more poorer families can benefit from them, according to a senior Conservative MP.
Robert Halfon, chairman of the education select committee, called for free nursery hours to be diverted to the unemployed, ‘whose children need it more'.
He urged a reduction of the earnings cap below which parents are eligible for 30 hours a week of free childcare for three-and four-year-olds.