Topical Questions

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 10th March 2022.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The big drivers of household financial insecurity are energy costs, housing costs and so on, and that is why the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have already announced schemes to try to help households with the cost of energy. When it comes specifically to food, we have a household support fund worth around £500 million, and at a DEFRA level we support projects such as FareShare.