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Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, opened a debate wich considered and passed a number of Lords' amendments to the Child Poverty Bill. The measure has now passed all its parliamentary stages
The Bill provides a statutory basis to the commitment made by the Government in 1999 to eradicate child poverty by 2020.
It would give new impetus to the Government’s commitment, and drive action across departments. It also aims to define success in eradicating child poverty and create a framework to monitor progress at a national and local level.
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