Universal Credit: Food Banks

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 1st July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

A few weeks ago, I and a colleague of mine visited a major food bank in Coventry. One of the lessons we learned from the food bank in Coventry—it has nine outlets throughout Coventry and Warwickshire—is that universal credit is forcing people to use food banks. What is the Minister going to do to sort out the problem that people have who are forced to use food banks? Surely we should have another look at universal credit and abolish it, because it is not working.