Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 3rd September 2014.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 11:30 am, 3rd September 2014

There have been worrying reports over the past week about a rise in malnutrition, the return of rickets and children going back to school hungry after the school holidays. I know the Government are rolling out free school meals, but that alone will not solve food poverty. When I have asked the Prime Minister about this before, I have really felt that he is not taking it seriously.

Will he acknowledge that it is a real problem? It is actually a national scandal and it is his job to do something about it.