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Financial and Social Emergency Support Package

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:21 pm on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green 4:21 pm, 25th March 2020

My right hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. One of the constituency inquiries coming into inboxes at the moment is about the availability of certain food products to elderly people. Even those who do not need to go to a food bank but who are trying to get food from supermarkets find that the things that they want are not being fulfilled on their lists. Therefore, that is creating a situation of food insecurity, whether people have the money or are on universal credit. In general, the food supply is a really tricky situation, which the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs could look into.