[Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:02 pm on 4th March 2015.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy) 4:02 pm, 4th March 2015

Indeed. My hon. Friend makes a very important point—that many of the people accessing and using food banks are the same people who are increasingly reliant on in-work benefits. They are not out of work or seeking to be in work, but the hourly wages they receive are not enough to heat their homes or put food on the table for their families. That is a notable feature of the economy at present.