Holiday Hunger Schemes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:41 pm on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East 3:41 pm, 6th November 2018

The hon. Lady is right to say that this is a cross-departmental issue. The other day, the Environmental Audit Committee quizzed four Ministers from four Departments about the sustainable development goal to end hunger, and asked them where responsibility sits within the Government structure for ending hunger. I was extremely alarmed when they all looked blank. They all looked at each other, and nobody knew the answer. It is important that we have a departmental lead —a Minister with responsibly for fulfilling that sustainable development goal.