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Child Poverty Act 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 National targets, strategies and reports

    1. Targets relating to child poverty

      1. 1.The 2010 target

      2. 2.Duty of Secretary of State to ensure that targets in sections 3 to 6 are met

      3. 3.The relative low income target

      4. 4.The combined low income and material deprivation target

      5. 5.The absolute low income target

      6. 6.The persistent poverty target

      7. 7.Interpretation of terms used in relation to targets

    2. The Child Poverty Commission

      1. 8.The Child Poverty Commission

    3. Strategies: duties of Secretary of State

      1. 9.UK strategies

      2. 10.Provision of advice by Commission and consultation with others

    4. Strategies: duties of Scottish Ministers and relevant Northern Ireland department

      1. 11.Scottish strategies

      2. 12.Northern Ireland strategies

      3. 13.Advice and consultation: Scotland and Northern Ireland

    5. Reports by Secretary of State

      1. 14.Reports by Secretary of State

      2. 15.Statement required in relation to target year

    6. Economic and fiscal circumstances

      1. 16.Economic and fiscal circumstances

    7. Continuing effect of targets after target year

      1. 17.Continuing effect of targets after target year

    8. Supplementary

      1. 18.Interpretation of Part 1

  3. Part 2 Duties of local authorities and other bodies in England

    1. 19.Responsible local authorities

    2. 20.Partner authorities

    3. 21.Co-operation to reduce child poverty in local area

    4. 22.Local child poverty needs assessment

    5. 23.Joint child poverty strategy for local area

    6. 24.Sustainable community strategy

    7. 25.Meaning of “child poverty” in Part 2

  4. Part 3 Miscellaneous and General

    1. Free school lunches and milk

      1. 26.Free school lunches and milk

    2. General

      1. 27.General interpretation

      2. 28.Regulations and orders

      3. 29.Financial provisions

      4. 30.Extent

      5. 31.Commencement

      6. 32.Short title

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Child Poverty Commission

      1. Membership, chair and deputy chair

        1. 1.(1) The members of the Commission are to be—

      2. Term of office

        1. 2.Members are to hold and vacate office in accordance with...

        2. 3.Members must be appointed for a term of not more...

        3. 4.The consent of the Secretary of State is required for...

        4. 5.A member may resign by giving notice in writing to...

        5. 6.The Secretary of State may remove a member if—

        6. 7.A person ceases to be the chair or the deputy...

        7. 8.A person who holds or has held office as the...

      3. Staff and facilities

        1. 9.The Secretary of State may provide the Commission with—

      4. Research

        1. 10.(1) The Commission may at any time request the Secretary...

      5. Payments to members

        1. 11.The Secretary of State may pay to or in respect...

      6. Status

        1. 12.The Commission is not to be regarded—

      7. Sub-committees

        1. 13.The Commission may establish sub-committees.

      8. Validity of proceedings

        1. 14.The Commission may regulate— (a) its own procedure (including quorum),...

        2. 15.The validity of anything done by the Commission or any...

      9. Discharge of functions

        1. 16.The Commission may authorise a sub-committee or member to exercise...

      10. Provision of advice by Commission

        1. 17.(1) The Commission must comply with any request made by...

      11. Public records

        1. 18.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition...

      12. Parliamentary Commissioner

        1. 19.In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments...

      13. Disqualification

        1. 20.(1) In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House...

      14. Freedom of information

        1. 21.In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Continuing effect of targets after target year

      1. Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “renewed target year” means— a financial year...

      2. Duty to maintain targets

        1. 2.If the target statement relating to the target year or...

      3. Duty to make regulations requiring targets to be met in specified financial year

        1. 3.If the target statement relating to the target year or...

        2. 4.Regulations under paragraph 3 must be made as soon as...

        3. 5.Regulations under paragraph 3 may confer or impose functions on...

        4. 6.The provision that may be made by regulations under paragraph...

      4. Economic and fiscal circumstances

        1. 7.(1) The matters mentioned in section 16(2) must be taken...

      5. Statement as to whether targets are met in relation to renewed target year

        1. 8.(1) The Secretary of State must, as soon as reasonably...

      6. Power to exclude or modify absolute low income target

        1. 9.(1) Regulations may— (a) amend the percentage specified in subsection...

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