Contribution to Food Poverty Debate

Read my contribution to the Opposition Day Debate on Food Prices and Food Poverty, referencing the Oldham Foodbank.

The entire debate is available on the parliamentary website here.

Is my hon. Friend aware that in Oldham a food bank has been established for the first time? That was in the paper today. The vicar who set it up said that the banks are not just for homeless people but for hard-working families who are at crisis point. Reports by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and other organisations show that such problems exist up and down the country. Does my hon. Friend agree that the cuts and austerity are not working?

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