Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:55 pm on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 3:55 pm, 14th May 2019

Two or three weeks ago I visited a food bank, one of the biggest in the west midlands, and what amazed me was that it had to provide clothing for babies, which struck me as very profound. In other words, at least 20,000 people in Coventry are using food banks, and that tells us the consequences on people’s health. When they have to go to these centres for clothing and cots, does that not say something about austerity under this Government?