The Future of Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:15 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party 9:15 am, 29th March 2007

The First Minister mentioned the child poverty statistics and his ambition to relieve child poverty by 2020. Has the journey towards achieving that ambition been advanced by the stalling of the attack on child poverty this year and by the fact that the number of children in poverty has not declined? Has the pace accelerated or slowed down as a result of the measures that the Government has taken?