Social Workers: Food Banks

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2020.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee), Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of social care workers using food banks.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 20 July 2020

No such assessment had been made; the Government does not collect data on the number of food parcels distributed by food banks and there is no official data on food bank use in the United Kingdom.

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