Holiday Hunger Schemes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:15 pm on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 3:15 pm, 6th November 2018

As soon as my hon. Friend mentioned the word “data” I was reminded of the encouraging statement to the House yesterday by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about public health. The one thing he seemed to back away from was the link between poverty and poor health. Does not what my hon. Friend is talking about today exemplify the link between poverty and poor diet, which the Government seem reluctant to make?