Pensioner Poverty

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

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I am sure that the shadow Secretary of State is making a good recovery—she is probably watching us even now, in between her physiotherapy.

Is it not the case that on this Government’s watch, food bank usage has doubled for pensioners, and over 2 million pensioners—nearly one in five—are now living in poverty? That figure is not stable; it is rising, so what is the Minister going to do about it?