Food: Prices

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th June 2022.

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Photo of Beth Winter Beth Winter Labour, Cynon Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department holds data on the impact of food price inflation on food insecurity for people (a) with protected characteristics, (b) by age group and (c) by annual income.

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

The Government recognises the impact that food inflation can have on different groups and regularly monitors consumer food prices using the Consumer Prices Index (including Housing Costs) (CPIH).

To analyse the impact that food price inflation has on people:

(a) with protected characteristics,

(b) by age group and

(c) by annual income,

Defra uses the ONS Living Costs and Food Survey. This provides information on household expenditure patterns and food consumption.

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