Skip to main content

Children: Poverty

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Third Report of the Scottish Affairs Committee Session 2007-08, on Child Poverty in Scotland, (HC 277); what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Report; and what steps his Department plans to take to implement recommendations set out in the Report. (187314)

The Government are considering the recommendations contained within the Committee’s report on Child Poverty in Scotland, and will respond in full in due course.

Ministers at the Department for Work and Pensions are aware of the report, and my officials are in regular contact with counterparts in DWP who are contributing to the content of the Government response.

We will work with other Government Departments to implement any necessary actions identified in our response.