Pensioner Poverty

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

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Of course, I also pass on my good wishes to the shadow Secretary of State, who I hope is recovering well.

Just as I gave Christian Wakeford some advice, I can now give some advice to Labour Front Benchers: always listen to the answer the Minister has just given. I will repeat it: in 2023, 1% of low-income pensioners lived in a household that had accessed a food bank within 12 months. That percentage is unchanged from last year’s figures.