HC Deb 06 July 2000 vol 353 cc285-6W
Mrs. Golding

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps she is taking to develop cross-departmental child well-being indicators to help monitor child outcomes and set policy goals on child well-being. [128998]

Mr. Bayley

I have been asked to reply.

We have pledged to halve child poverty in 10 years and eradicate it over 20.

"Opportunity for All" sets out 13 cross-departmental indicators referring to children and young people that will monitor the success of these and other policy priorities. The indicators are outcome focused and capture a number of aspects of well-being: income, health, education, housing and fuel poverty. It also contains a range of policy milestones, which we will use to monitor our progress in tackling child poverty.

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