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Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:02 pm on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Chair, Petitions Committee, Chair, Petitions Committee 9:02 pm, 20th July 2015

Does the hon. Gentleman accept that the measures in the Bill do not recognise the fact that two-thirds of children in poverty are from families in work, and that the number of poor children in families in work, as a proportion of all children in poverty, has been increasing? It increased under his Government from 54% to 63% and he is not even going to measure that.