New Clause 3 — 2010 Target

Bill Presented — Fiscal Responsibility – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 9th December 2009.

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'(1) The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of three months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed, publish and lay before Parliament a report setting out an assessment of progress made towards meeting the 2010 target.

(2) The 2010 target is that in the financial year beginning with 1 April 2010, fewer than 1.7 million children live in households that fall within the relevant income group as defined by section 2(2).'.- (Andrew Selous.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided: Ayes 214, Noes 281.

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Question accordingly negatived.

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