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Income Inequality - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 31st January 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Labour 3:00 pm, 31st January 2018

I welcome the noble Lord to his new role. Given that food-bank use is set to hit a record high this year, and that a quarter of parents with children under 18 sees someone in their household skip a meal, does the Minister agree that we need a national measure of household food insecurity to address the hunger crisis? Will the Government this week support the Food Insecurity Bill, which is due to have its Second Reading this Friday in another place?