HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc179-81W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many households in Liverpool are living on or below the poverty line. [18945]

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 "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.

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