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Food Poverty: Pupils

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 51579, tabled on 20 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of food insecurity amongst school children since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

4 October 2021

We have not made an assessment of this kind. Issues of food insecurity amongst school children fall within the remit of the Department for Education so assessments such as this would be their responsibility.

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