Child Poverty

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:28 pm on 28th September 2000.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Conwy Lord Roberts of Conwy Conservative 3:28 pm, 28th September 2000

My Lords, it is only a matter of days since the director of the Child Poverty Action Group was quoted as saying that the number of children in poverty has increased by 100,000 to 4.5 million since this Government came to office and that our child poverty rate is the highest in Europe. Is that true?