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Food Banks: North West

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 163765, tabled on 13 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential for an increase in food bank use during the school summer holidays in the North West.

Answered on

19 July 2018

The Department has not carried out any research into trends in the number of people using food banks or into the many and varied factors which may be influencing their growth. However, we are currently reviewing research carried out by a variety of organisations, to add to our understanding of food bank use, and will consider requirements to add to our evidence base.