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Children: Asylum Seekers

Volume 698: debated on Wednesday 6 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will include the children of asylum seekers in child poverty statistics. [HL1571]

Children of asylum seekers are already included in the child poverty statistics unless they live in households that have been resident in the UK for less than six months or live in communal addresses such as hostels, hotels and boarding houses.