Food Banks

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Trussell Trust about the growth in demand for food banks; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We have had some correspondence with the Trussell Trust but, as food banks are not Government responsibility, it is not considered necessary to have any discussions with them on this issue.

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