The Government are firmly committed to eradicating child poverty. In his report to Parliament, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my right hon. Friend Mr Duncan Smith made clear that, while income is important, considering this measure in isolation fails to properly reflect the real experience of poverty. The Government are developing more effective measurements of child poverty which will provide a more accurate picture in Wales and the UK. We will be launching a consultation seeking views on how to do this in the autumn.
The Welsh Government also have responsibility for a number of factors that affect child poverty including its own Child Poverty Strategy and Delivery Plan for Wales. It is important that both strategies work together.