Food Banks

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 900461, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's evidence on the reasons behind food bank referrals.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

As I have previously detailed to the House, the reasons for food bank use are complex and overlapping. There is no robust evidence that directly links sanctions and food bank use.

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