HC Deb 12 February 1998 vol 306 c328W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Prime Minister how many people the Government estimate to be socially excluded; and if he will break down the figures by age group and sex. [27714]

The Prime Minister

There is no agreed measure of social exclusion. The Social Exclusion Unit has been asked as part of its work programme to draw up key indicators and recommend how these can be tracked to monitor the effectiveness in reducing social exclusion.