Child poverty in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4309
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The number of children living in poverty in London is shocking. What action are you taking to address the appalling number of London's children living in poverty?

Answer

Answer for Child poverty in London

Answer for Child poverty in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am interested in the idea.  I will look at it.  It is a matter of concern.  The biggest driver is the housing costs.  There is no question that that is the thing which is now sucking so much of a family’s income.  The answer, as everybody knows, is to build more homes and more affordable homes.  Whether there is advantage in a specific child poverty action group here in the GLA I will consider.