Food Banks: Scotland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th March 2015.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Labour, East Renfrewshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of people who have been signposted or referred to a food bank by each Jobcentre Plus office in Scotland.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Labour, East Renfrewshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of people in Scotland subject to a benefit sanction who have used food banks.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Labour, East Renfrewshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of customers of his Department in Scotland who are using the services of food banks.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Labour, East Renfrewshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of customers of his Department in each Scottish city who are using the services of food banks.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hall Green, Roger Godsiff, Official Report, 13 January 2014, column 448W.

The answer can be found at the following link (UINs 181451 & 181511):

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140113/text/140113w0004.htm#column_448w

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