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Children: Poverty

Wales Office written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on levels of child poverty in Wales.

Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart The Secretary of State for Wales

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 January 2020.

The correct answer should have been:

Child poverty is an important issue in Wales, and one which the UK Government remains determined to tackle. We are helping parents to move into and remain in work, offering the best opportunity for families to move out of poverty and improving children’s long-term outcomes.

The Government’s focus has been on radically reforming the welfare system to promote work as the most effective route out of poverty and towards financial independence.

Compared with 2010, there are 14,200 142,000 more people in employment in Wales, the number of people unemployed is at a record low of 55,000. The number of people in workless households has fallen by 90,000 since April-June 2010.

We recognise the importance of a collaborative approach in addressing complex issues such as this and I am keen to ensure that we work with the Welsh Government to tackle the causes and effects of child poverty in Wales.

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Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart The Secretary of State for Wales

Child poverty is an important issue in Wales, and one which the UK Government remains determined to tackle. We are helping parents to move into and remain in work, offering the best opportunity for families to move out of poverty and improving children’s long-term outcomes.

The Government’s focus has been on radically reforming the welfare system to promote work as the most effective route out of poverty and towards financial independence.

Compared with 2010, there are 14,200 142,000 more people in employment in Wales, the number of people unemployed is at a record low of 55,000. The number of people in workless households has fallen by 90,000 since April-June 2010.

We recognise the importance of a collaborative approach in addressing complex issues such as this and I am keen to ensure that we work with the Welsh Government to tackle the causes and effects of child poverty in Wales.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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