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Last Updated: Wednesday May 23 2007 09:36 GMT

Call for more cash to end poverty

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A children's charity says the people in charge of the country must spend more money if it is to reach targets of cutting child poverty by half.

Child poverty is a term used to describe children experiencing difficulties such as poor or overcrowded living standards.

Children's charity Barnado's says the government needs to spend a further 3.8 billion to tackle the issue.

A government spokesman said they would "carefully consider" the report.

The report from Barnado's also suggests that one in four children living in Scotland are experiencing the effects of poverty.

The UK government has said that it will cut child poverty by half by the year 2010.

Prime Minister Tony Blair says he has already set in place schemes which have helped more than 600,000 children.

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