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Clause 2 - Personal allowance for 2013-14 for those born after 5 April 1948

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Brooks Newmark Brooks Newmark Conservative, Braintree 4:15 pm, 23rd April 2013

On that point, it is worth reflecting not just on the general definition of poverty, but on absolute poverty. Absolute poverty increased under the previous Government, with the result that 100,000 more children were living in poverty when Labour left Government compared with when they got in.