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Disadvantaged People

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

11. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps she is taking to combat pockets of disadvantage. (86199)

The Government have made substantial progress on tackling social exclusion. This has, however, made the most excluded stand out even more starkly.

I am, therefore, spearheading a renewed drive across Government to address the most socially excluded in our society and will be publishing an action plan in the autumn setting out how we plan to address some of the remaining, deep-seated, exclusion.