Children: Poverty

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of children in each London local authority were living in poverty in working households in each of the last 20 years.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We do not have this data.

Our primary source to assess the number of children in poverty is DWP’s Households Below Average Income (HBAI) publication, but this only provides data to a regional level and not at a Local Authority level.

There is no comprehensive source of published information on children in poverty in working households at a Local Authority level.

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