Child Poverty

Wales written question – answered on 2nd March 2005.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent assessment he has made of measures to address child poverty in (a) Wales and (b) Ogmore.

Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales), Department for Constitutional Affairs, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (also in Wales Office)

This Labour Government are delivering on their promise to tackle child poverty:

228,000 working families in Wales benefit from the child tax credit an average of 30,000 babies born in Wales every year will benefit from the Child Trust Fund record increases in child benefit have produced a real terms increase of 25 per cent.

I can tell my hon. Friend that in his constituency, 6,000 families benefited from the child tax credit.

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