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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 Farrington of Ribbleton Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton Labour 2:51 pm, 14th November 2017

My Lords, will the Minister accept that his words stating that the Government are aware of the impact of rising food prices on the poorest people in the country have a hollow ring? To be aware of the problem and pursue policies that worsen the situation is a very evil act. Many of these families are suffering enormously because of the Government’s policies. Will the Minister take back the message that nobody wants to see this deprivation continue and that all benefits should be increased to account for the increase in the cost of food?