§ 12. Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what policies she is promoting to end rural poverty. 
§ Mrs. McGuire
The Government are committed to tacking poverty across all sectors of society, including those living in rural areas. We have introduced a number of measures, such as the Working Families Tax Credit, Children's Tax Credit, New Deal, National Minimum Wage and the Minimum Income Guarantee for pensioners, all of which complement rural initiatives taken by the Scottish Executive.