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Part of Small Charitable Donations Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 30th October 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party 3:45 pm, 30th October 2012

My hon. Friend is right. Those charity food banks that are opening as we speak are not likely to benefit under the terms of the Bill until well into the period of the next Labour Government. Clearly it is a concern that many of those charity food banks will not benefit in the next two years.