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Children: Poverty

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of children living in poverty. (152841)

The information requested is in “Households Below Average Income 1994-95—2005-06 (Revised)”. The report is available in the Library. The report uses 60 per cent. of median income as the low income threshold. This threshold is the internationally recognised measure of poverty.