Food: Prices

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to mitigate the impact of rising food prices on consumers in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government is providing support worth around £22 billion in 2022/23 to help families with the rising cost of living. This includes an additional £421 million for the Household Support Fund in England to support households with the cost of food, utilities and wider essentials over the coming months. Details of allocations to County Councils can be found at Household Support Fund Grant Determination 2022 No 31/3096 (publishing.service.gov.uk).

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