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Food Banks: Ogmore

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th May 2019.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department collects on the use of food banks in Ogmore.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Government does not collect official data on the use of food banks. We have worked with the Scottish Government, food insecurity experts, and the Office for National Statistics to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.

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