"By measuring the proportion of children living with the same parents from birth and whether their parents report a good quality relationship we are driving home the message that social programmes should promote family stability and avert breakdown."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Iain Duncan Smith on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Iain Duncan Smith on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Iain Duncan Smith on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Iain Duncan Smith on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Iain Duncan Smith on Robert Frost
"My view is pensioners don't have the one option that people of working age have. They can't really increase their income, because they are no longer able to work."
"Work is transformative. It gives you a greater chance of a greater income. You can affect your life while you're of working age, so you have scope and opportunity. Pensioners do not."
"For families across the UK who are income-poor, but more than that, whose lives are blighted by worklessness, educational failure, family breakdown, problem debt and poor health, as well as other problems, giving them an extra pound - say through increased benefits - will not address the reason they find themselves in difficulty in the first place."
"The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives."
"When families are strong and stable, so are children - showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong - either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship - the impact on a child's later life can be devastating."
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