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Brexit: Food Prices - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 14th November 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour 2:51 pm, 14th November 2017

My Lords, as the noble Baroness said, low-income households will be the hardest hit by rising food prices—they already are, because they spend more of their budget on food than other people. At the same time, their benefits are steadily losing their value. Will the Government show through their actions and not just their words that they care about what is happening to the poorest people in our society by ending the benefits freeze as a matter of urgency?