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Part of Finance (No. 3) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 4:45 pm, 19th November 2018

The hon. Lady is right. There are probably between 3 million and 4 million people in this country on poverty wages and a large number of them are driven to use food banks. Food banks were introduced for people waiting to get their refugee status sorted out, not for this purpose. Does the hon. Lady agree that they have, however, now become an institution in this country?