Department for Work and Pensions: Domestic Visits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits ministers of his Department have made to (a) food banks, (b) summer holiday lunch clubs and (c) credit unions since 1 June 2017; and if he will publish the dates and locations of those visits.

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

The following Ministers have visited a food bank since their appointment.

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions visited Dacorum food bank on 7 July 2017.

The Minister of State for Employment visited Alton food bank on 21 July 2017.

The Minister of State for Disabled People, Health & Work, visited Paulsgrove School Holiday Lunch Club on 23 August 2017. She met with the Trussell Trust on 10 July 2017 at DWP’s London HQ and with Helping Hands Homelessness Charity on 1 September 2017 in Portsmouth.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion visited West Northumberland food bank on 31 August 2017, East London Credit Union on 24 July 2017 in Walthamstow. He also visited Tynedale Community Bank Drop In Centre (a Credit Union) at Hexham Abbey.

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