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Employment: Lone Parents

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what level of lone parent employment he estimates will be required in order to meet the Government’s child poverty target by 2010-11. (132037)

[holding answer 18 April 2007]: The Government’s child poverty target can only be achieved through a combination of increased parental employment, financial support and high quality public services for children and their parents. No estimate has been made of the specific level of each component which would be necessary. The Government are committed to a target of 70 per cent. lone parent employment.