Poverty: Leicester

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Peter Soulsby Peter Soulsby Labour, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) children in Leicester have been lifted out of poverty since 1997.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Minister of State (Pensions Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

Specific information regarding low income for Great Britain is available in "Households Below Average Income 1994/95-2004/05", a copy of which has been placed in the Library. The threshold of below 60 per cent. contemporary median income is the most commonly used in reporting trends in low income.

The data source does not allow us to provide robust numbers for estimates below a regional level. Therefore, estimates for Leicester are not available.

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