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Government Departments: Food Banks

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th June 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of Government Departments that plan to set up foodbanks in their offices.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 17 June 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

We are not aware that any department has plans to open a foodbank.

The Government is committed to ensuring our democracy is robust, trusted and open so all those who are eligible can participate with confidence. We have convened partners in local authorities and homeless charities to codesign and test ideas to address barriers to electoral registration for the homeless. These will be made available shortly on Gov.uk.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

We are not aware that any department has plans to open a foodbank.

The Government is committed to ensuring our democracy is robust, trusted and open so all those who are eligible can participate with confidence. We have convened partners in local authorities and homeless charities to codesign and test ideas to address barriers to electoral registration for the homeless. These will be made available shortly on Gov.uk.

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