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Child Poverty Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:41 pm on 20th July 2009.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North 6:41 pm, 20th July 2009

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's critique of the poverty strategy is that its heavy dependence on work incentives, driven through the tax credits system, is not sufficient to enable the Government to reach the child poverty targets. That dependence is necessary but insufficient, so the critique means almost the opposite of what Mr. Stuart implies.

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