Poverty: Children

Treasury written question – answered on 19th November 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he intends to publish forecasts of child poverty during the present Parliament.

Photo of Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

holding answer 11 November 2013

The Government does not forecast the number of children in poverty. However the Government wants to develop better measures of child poverty which include, but go beyond income to provide a more accurate picture of the reality of child poverty.

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