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Child Poverty

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce the level of child poverty in the UK; and if he will make a statement. (126374)

Work is the most sustainable route out of poverty. With record numbers of people in work, we are making good progress. This includes the Gentleman’s constituency where there is an 82 per cent. employment rate—which is even better than the UK average.