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Child Poverty

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

24. To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on future legislation on child poverty. (250631)

I have had regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and other colleagues about the forthcoming legislation on child poverty. We will shortly be launching a consultation on our plans to enshrine in legislation our commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020. We look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders to ensure that tackling child poverty is a priority at every level of Government and that all parts of society play their part in achieving our historic goal to end child poverty.