Food Banks:Written question - 146351

Q
Asked by Ged Killen
(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
Asked on: 21 May 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Food Banks
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will commission independent research to assess trends in the number of people (a) signposted and (b) referred to food banks in areas where full service universal credit has been rolled out.
A
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 29 May 2018

The Department has not carried out any research into trends in the number of people using food banks. The Department for Work and Pensions is currently reviewing research carried out by organisations including the Trussell Trust, to add to our understanding of food bank use.

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