Food Banks

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which Ministers of his Department have visited a food bank since their appointment; and what the date of each such visit was.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and his Ministers have not visited a food bank since their appointment.

Secretary of State had a productive meeting with Trussell Trust on 28 November 2016. Jobcentre Plus District Managers have discretion to work with food banks in their own areas if they are invited and if resources are available, as part of their wider community outreach work and we will make sure this continuing advice is communicated appropriately.

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