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Poverty: Children

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the number of children in relative poverty who will not be in relative poverty in January 2012. (311770)

Many of the policy initiatives announced since Budget 2007 have not yet shown up in the child poverty figures. Although we do not have an estimate for January 2012, measures announced since Budget 2007, including the pre-Budget report 2009, are estimated to reduce the number of children in poverty by around 550,000.