Pensioner Poverty

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at on 13 May 2024.

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Photo of Christian Wakeford Christian Wakeford Opposition Whip (Commons)

My inbox is full of constituents who are sick of the economic chaos inflicted by this Government and by the former Prime Minister, Elizabeth Truss. Can the Minister explain why the number of elderly individuals resorting to food banks has doubled in the past year to nearly 100,000? Are the people of Bury South wrong, and if they are, what is the reason why so many elderly residents cannot afford to eat in this country?