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Deprivation Cycle

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Department’s “Opportunity for all” report 2006, column 6915-I, what the evidential basis is for the statement in the foreword on the cycle of deprivation in 1997; and if he will make a statement. (96112)

The evidential basis is set out in the Government’s annual report “Opportunity for all”, columns 6915-I and II. The indicators within “Opportunity for all” are wide-ranging and designed to monitor progress on poverty and social exclusion. This year’s report reveals that 40 of the 59 indicators have moved in the right direction since the baseline of 1997.