Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to record the number of universal credit claimants that are referred to food banks by job centres.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus does not make direct referrals to food banks, but offers a signposting service to customers who have expressed an interest in using a food bank. The Department has no plans to require Jobcentre staff to record the number of Universal Credit claimants that are signposted to food banks.

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