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Poverty: Children

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the Government's policy is on the elimination of child poverty by 2020; (194955)

(2) whether the Government have amended its target to reduce child poverty by half its 1999 level by 2010.

On 12 March 2008 the Government reaffirmed their commitment to halving child poverty by 2010 and eliminating it by 2020 with the publication of “Ending child poverty: everybody's business”.

“Ending child poverty: everybody's business” sets out the Government's long-term strategy for achieving those targets and is available in the Library.