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Child Poverty Debate, 20/11/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 20 November 2014 on Child Poverty. The debate was opened by The Deputy Presiding Officer, John Scott.

The motion was debated without any question being put.:

That the Parliament notes End Child Poverty’s Child Poverty Map of the UK, in which it highlights the increasing levels of child poverty throughout the country; notes what it considers the worrying levels of child poverty in Central Scotland, in which North Lanarkshire is thought to have a child poverty rate of 25% after housing costs, with South Lanarkshire as high as 20%, and Falkirk 21%; considers that these figures show that more must be done to reverse this disturbing trend, and notes the view that tackling child poverty should include finding effective ways of offsetting the recent changes to the welfare system as well as rising energy and food prices that have pushed families further into financial decline.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 20 November 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 20 November 2014