§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many households in Liverpool are living on or below the poverty line. 180W
§ Mr. Burt
No Government of any political persuasion Poverty have ever accepted that it is possible to provide a meaningful definition of poverty.
Statistics on patterns of household disposable income, for the United Kingdom as a whole, are provided in 181W "Households below Average Income 1979–1991/92" published in July 1994, a copy of which is in the Library. Information is not available on a regional basis.