Cost of Food

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 25 May 2023.

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Photo of Peter Grant Peter Grant Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe)

Families on lower incomes have no choice but to spend a much bigger proportion of their income on basic foodstuffs than those of us who are lucky enough to be better off. With inflation for many basic foodstuffs still running at over 30%, thousands of my constituents are facing real cost of living increases that are probably double the official rate of inflation. Government targets are all very well, but my constituents cannot eat targets. Can the Minister give any indication of how much longer my constituents will have to wait until the real price of their food shopping bill comes back to what it was just two years ago?