Children: Poverty

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord McAvoy Lord McAvoy Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were “simply not true” (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4th December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.

This Answer included the following attachment: Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 (Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF)

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