Poverty

Treasury written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of the measures to promote employment as the best route out of poverty, referred to in Chapter 2 of Ending Child Poverty: Mapping the Route to 2020 apply to (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)

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The purpose of the strategic direction paper-"Ending Child Poverty: Mapping the route to 2020" is to set out the Government's strategic direction and key priorities for ending child poverty by 2020 and beyond and paves the way for the National Strategy which will be published next year.

It is not for the strategic direction paper to set out the detailed policies and implementation plan needed to achieve the targets set out in the Bill-this will be the task for the National Strategy. The listed employment measures in chapter two of "Ending Child Poverty: Mapping the route to 2020" are suggested policy areas for the next strategy to take into account rather than policies to be implemented across the UK.

Alongside the full UK strategy, the devolved Administrations will each produce strategies to cover non-reserved areas. The UK Government will continue to work closely with all three devolved Administrations to promote consistency in the policies that are being delivered for children across the UK and so the respective child poverty strategies compliment each other.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 12:50 pm (Report this annotation)

I suggest my MP once again checks on his responsibility levels and pops in to see his boss Mrs Law from the Assembly as she MAY be able to give him the answer if she decided to be in the Assembly that is as her attendance is not too good really

Ken Brookman
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 2:53 pm (Report this annotation)

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 12:50 pm

I suggest my MP once again checks on his responsibility levels and pops in to see his boss Mrs Law from the Assembly as she MAY be able to give him the answer if she decided to be in the Assembly that is as her attendance is not too good really