Shadow Home Office minister Gloria De Piero comments on David Cameron's 'troubled families' speech:

"There is only so much a network of 'troubleshooters' can achieve when family intervention projects in practice have been cut back and the ring-fence removed for local projects already working with families on the ground.

"In addition, the government has torn up Labour's Total Place programme, which was bringing together all of the local agencies needed to provide services to families, and saved money, setting this work back.

"This is important work, but if David Cameron demands results from local authorities, whilst pulling the carpet from beneath them while reforms are being shelved, this could be a wasted opportunity to properly expand Labour's family intervention policies."