Food Banks: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will discuss levels of food bank use in Scotland with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in order to assess the potential link between reductions in welfare provision and food bank usage.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

I meet regularly with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and we discuss a wide range of issues including welfare provision. The reasons behind foodbank use are complex and can be affected by issues that are already the responsibility of the Scottish Government in areas such as education, health and social care, housing and justice.

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