Commonwealth: Young People

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to uphold the commitment it made at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting outlined in point 12 of the Final Communiqué to adopt universal social protection for young people as recommended in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government is committed to building a country where no one and no community is left behind. This includes taking action that will make a meaningful difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged young people and their families.

The Government has repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures which drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged young people, now and in the future.

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