Who benefits?

Here we go again with the political handwringing over the vast number of full term teenage pregnancies in deprived areas (your report, 30 June).

When are our politicians going to waken up to the fact that no amount of sex education, respect and responsibilty agendas or curricula for excellence in schools will make the slightest difference to this problem.The state benefits system sees to that.

Why bother with an education - optional these days anyway - when the state will pay you, house you, pay your council tax and see to your every other need through social services. It's a real "no brainer" for those who don't have much in that department.

Stop the problem? Easy. Stop the waste of taxpayers' money which funds it.