Food Poverty

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Feeding Britain, published in December 2014 by the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the UK, what steps his Department is taking to provide support to those suffering from food poverty in the UK.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The issues raised in the Feeding Britain report affect a number of Government Departments. Food poverty, however, it not a matter for the Department of Health.

The Department has a range of programmes to support good nutrition, such as, the Nursery Milk Scheme and the Healthy Start Scheme.

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