SIR - In an age where MPs are enjoying inflation busting pay rises, have hugely subsidised bar and restaurant facilities, constantly abuse an already generous expenses system and openly hand over multi million pound contracts to friends and backers, I find it verging on obscene that a certain section of them decide to vote against feeding hungry children in a time of crisis.

I have got to the point where I accept that they will always put market conditions and the thirst for profit above all else, however this time they really have crossed a line that should never be crossed in denying children a square meal a day.

A return to Dickensian times appears to be the goal of these privileged chancers and we can only hope that the majority of people will remember this come the next general election!

Colin Durkin, Moffat Close, Bradford