THE soaring cost of living in North Wales will be the focus of an important debate in the House of Commons tomorrow.
Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane has secured the debate to highlight the growing problem of people struggling to pay their bills in the region.
“We have seen the massive increase in the use of pay day loan companies which are trapping people into a never-ending cycle of debt,” said Mr Ruane.
“Energy companies are once again going through their annual ritual of hiking up costs to customers and the government is washing their hands of the problem and saying there’s nothing they can do - yet they managed to find the time in the past three years to hike up VAT to 20 per cent and find a tax cut for millionaires.
“People looking for employment are only finding part-time or zero hour contacts which come nowhere near to helping pay the bills.
“This is getting to be a bigger and bigger problem and with the coalition government targeting further cuts to the public sector it’s going to get worse.
“Locally the coalition government is cutting the number of people working within the public sector but not providing the help for the private sector to increase their employment and this assistance needs to be done asap.”
The debate will take place in Westminster Hall from 4pm to 4.30pm tomorrow.