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Volume 697: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many families they estimate are likely to be living below the poverty line by 2010. [HL541]

I refer the noble Lord to the projection of the number of children in relative low-income poverty set out on page 12 of the Harker Review (Delivering on Child Poverty: What Would It Take?, DWP November 2006 available at

Policies announced since the review was published in both the Budget 2007 and the recent Pre-Budget Report will help lift up to an additional 300,000 children out of poverty.