I am deeply concerned to see child poverty reduced. It went up so much under Labour in the previous Parliament as I pointed out today.
May I ask the Minister to confirm that the previous Government's child poverty targets were missed by 600,000, that according to the latest figures child poverty fell last year by 300,000 and that universal credit will reduce child poverty further, by up to 350,000?
Sajid Javid (Economic Secretary to the Tresuary):
My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The Government are relentlessly focused on eradicating poverty and the measures he has talked about, such as universal credit, increase work incentives and help people back into work
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