Food Banks

Part of Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:38 pm on 17th December 2014.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 5:38 pm, 17th December 2014

My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech about what is happening in his constituency. I was shocked to hear from Sarah Sidwell, who runs the food bank in Hull, that she expects a 20% increase in the number of people coming forward for food parcels in the lead-up to Christmas. Is he experiencing the same in his constituency?