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Food Banks

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 16143, tabled on 15 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she expects to publish her Department's review of the drivers of food bank demand.

Answered on

21 June 2021

The Department reallocated resources to prioritise work to help the COVID-19 effort. This caused delays to some work, including this literature review. The review summarises publicly available information and does not contain any new research carried out by the Department.

The Department has recently published new data from the Family Resources Survey on household food security, giving us a better understanding of who is most at risk. This underlines how seriously we take the issue of food insecurity.

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