Food Poverty: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the number of households affected by food insecurity in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) Yorkshire and the Humber.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra does not estimate numbers of households experiencing food insecurity. There is no single definition of food insecurity. The factors that impact on household food security are complex and include economic, social and environmental issues.

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