Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: United Nations Report - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:14 pm on 19th June 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Janke Baroness Janke Liberal Democrat 3:14 pm, 19th June 2019

The evidence in the report is from widely respected sources: one-third of children are in poverty—the Social Metrics Commission; 50% of children in one-parent families are in poverty—the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; the bottom 20% of earners will have lost 10% of their income by 2021—the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Is it not time that the Government listened to the poor and their charities and restored a social safety net worthy of the UK in the 21st century?