Food Banks

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Ged Killen Ged Killen Labour/Co-operative, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 905453 on Food Banks, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning independent research to analyse the factors which lead to food bank use.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions is currently reviewing research carried out by several organisations including the Trussell Trust, to add to our understanding of food bank use, and will consider requirements to add to its evidence base.

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