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Children: Poverty

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the data for levels of child poverty to be available for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; and if he will make a statement. (136736)

Data for 2005-06 are available in the Households Below Average Income 2005-06 publication. This is currently being revised and the new release will be available from mid-May.

The Secretary of State made a written statement to Parliament on 23 April 2007, Official Report, column 20WS, on why the statistics are being revised.

Households Below Average Income 2006-07 will be published in spring 2008.