The purpose of this bill is to encourage a focus on child poverty reduction, facilitate political accountability against published targets, require transparent reporting on child poverty levels, and create a greater commitment by Government to address child well-being.
Divided into two or more bills — see the schedule of divided bills
Passed by a majority of 117 votes (118 ayes, 1 noes, 0 abstentions)
|Bill type||Government bill|
|Introduced||31 January 2018|
|First reading||13 February 2018|
|Select Committee||Social Services and Community Committee|
|Public submissions due||4 April 2018|
|Select Committee report back||3 October 2018|
|Second reading||31 October 2018|
|Committee of the whole House||27 November 2018|
|Third reading||18 December 2018|
|Royal Assent||20 December 2018|
|Enacted as||Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018 (2018/57)|
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