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Targets alone will not end child poverty, 20 July 2009
Barrett takes action on vulture funds, 19 May 2009
Benefit system failing Edinburgh families, 18 May 2009
Child poverty targets will be missed without Government action, 19 February 2009
Barrett calls for ‘fair deal’ for pensioners, 28 October 2008
Barrett issues fuel poverty warning - 80% of single pensioners will suffer, 16 October 2008
Barrett calls for Government action to help pensioners hit by inflation pinch, 09 October 2008
Government windfall at expense of pensioners, 24 September 2008
Fuel Price Crisis, 31 July 2008
Barrett calls for £9bn to tackle fuel poverty, 28 July 2008
Barrett calls for action over spiralling personal debt, 07 July 2008
Rising cost of living will hit those with disabilities, 24 June 2008
One million still losing out despite Darling’s by-election Budget, 13 May 2008
What a waste, 11 January 2008
Tackling poverty will take more than photo stunts, 24 July 2007
Barrett signs up for anti-poverty campaign, 24 May 2007
Barrett calls for greater focus on conflict prevention, 25 October 2006
Barrett nominates Muirhouse for ‘no charge’ cash machine scheme, 28 July 2006
New Development White Paper must follow through on G8 promises, 13 July 2006
Barrett calls for Government action on child poverty, 09 March 2006
Barrett calls for urgent parliamentary debate on fuel poverty, 08 February 2006
Barrett joins Khan and Geldof for launch of new Bill , 20 January 2006
Barrett demands more action on child poverty, 09 January 2006

Speeches and articles

State Pension and Benefits, 28 October 2008
Fuel Price Crisis, 31 July 2008
Taxing the poor, 22 April 2008
Trident , 03 March 2007
Pensioner Poverty , 17 November 2004
Life in a world of grinding poverty, 12 April 2003
Debate on World Poverty , 19 June 2002

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