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Poverty: Leicester

Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) children in Leicester have been lifted out of poverty since 1997. (125634)

Specific information regarding low income for Great Britain is available in “Households Below Average Income 1994/95-2004/05”, a copy of which has been placed in the Library. The threshold of below 60 per cent. contemporary median income is the most commonly used in reporting trends in low income.

The data source does not allow us to provide robust numbers for estimates below a regional level. Therefore, estimates for Leicester are not available.