Cameron criticised over record on family values

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David Cameron's record on supporting marriage and the family has been criticised by a think-tank set up by his Cabinet colleague Iain Duncan Smith.

The Centre for Social Justice gave ministers two out of 10 for their efforts to tackle levels of family breakdown, in a report published to mark the Coalition's first year,

It claims that pre-election promises by the Prime Minister to reinstate a tax break for marriage have "moved off radar" because of the influence of the Liberal Democrats and says that only a "paltry" £7.5m has been committed to relationship support.

The centre, set up by Mr Duncan Smith in 2004, warns of the "unfair" anomaly in plans to scrap child benefit for couples where one parent earns more than £42,475.