HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc858-9W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he will consult on the definition of older persons' poverty. [59601]

Mr. McCartney

Poverty can be caused by a number of factors and no one measure cal capture all of these factors. Accordingly, we have developed a number of measures of poverty which we track and report on in the annual "Opportunity for All" report.