HC Deb 14 May 2002 vol 385 c570W
Annabelle Ewing

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the membership is of the Joint Ministerial Group on Poverty; and when(a) the group has met and (b) its next meeting will be. [43491]

Mr. Gordon Brown

The Joint Ministerial Committee on Poverty has met on 9 December 1999 and 26 May 2000, and will meet in July. At its last meeting the committee had the following membership:

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Secretary of State for Social Security

Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Secretary of State for Scotland

Secretary of State for Wales

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Minister of State, Environment, Transport and the Regions (Minister for Local Government and the Regions)

First Minister, Scottish Executive

Minister for Communities, Scottish Executive

First Minister, Northern Ireland Executive Committee

Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland Executive Committee

First Secretary, National Assembly for Wales

Finance Secretary, National Assembly for Wales.

Others are invited to attend as necessary.