Inflation - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:08 pm on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of The Bishop of Oxford The Bishop of Oxford Bishop 3:08 pm, 23rd May 2022

My Lords, I have seen at first hand from touring every part of the three counties in the Diocese of Oxford the rise in the take-up of food banks in recent weeks. I pay tribute to all those who work and volunteer in them. I have heard heartbreaking stories of those who need to use them. The Government’s response to the Covid pandemic was remarkable in its creativity and urgency, helping the poorest. Will we see now a windfall tax? Will we see more targeted support for the poorest in the communities as an urgent matter?