HC Deb 02 May 2001 vol 367 c666W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how the Government measure the impact of their policies on social inclusion. [159107]

Mr. Bayley

Poverty and social exclusion are multi faceted problems. Therefore, we do not use a single definition but instead use a range of indicators to monitor the progress of our strategy. Information relating to the indicators can be found in the second Government "Opportunity for all" report on tackling poverty and social exclusion, "One year on: making a difference" (Cm 4865). The report also describes and monitors the impact of policies we have already introduced, and sets out our plans for the future.