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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of foodbank use in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Hugh Gaffney more like this
uin 240070 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has not made an assessment of the levels of foodbank use in Scotland.</p><p>The welfare system provides a strong safety net for those who need it, spending over £95 billion a year on welfare benefits for people of working age. This includes a well-established system of hardship payments, benefit advances and budgeting loans as an additional safeguard for those who need them.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre mangers have discretion to work with food banks in their local area; and we are exploring how to build on current good practice to make it as easy as possible for food banks to identify and refer back to the local Jobcentre any customers who may not be receiving the full formal support to which they are entitled</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-08T15:57:42.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:57:42.14Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4614
label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
388731
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will discuss levels of food bank use in Scotland with the Secretary of State for Scotland in order to assess the potential relationship between reductions in welfare provision and food bank usage. more like this
tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
tabling member printed
Margaret Ferrier more like this
uin 6136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Secretary of State regularly meets with Ministerial colleagues to discuss a range of issues.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-15T14:15:54.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T14:15:54.377Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
4386
label Biography information for Margaret Ferrier more like this
390869
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of the measures in the Summer Budget 2015 on foodbank use in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 7750 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The factors driving Food Bank use are many and complex – as the All Party Parliamentary Group report recognised. We know that work is the best route out of poverty, which is why we are introducing a living wage and bringing forward reforms to ensure work always pays.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-21T12:00:26.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T12:00:26.597Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
643164
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the number of people who have been signposted or referred to a food bank by each Jobcentre Plus office in Scotland in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
tabling member printed
Margaret Ferrier more like this
uin 54546 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
answer text <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-30T15:41:10.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T15:41:10.507Z
answering member
3969
label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
tabling member
4386
label Biography information for Margaret Ferrier more like this
644006
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to make an estimate of the number of customers of his Department in Scotland who are using the services of food banks. more like this
tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
tabling member printed
Margaret Ferrier more like this
uin 54669 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on the number of customers using the services of food banks and is therefore unable to provide an estimate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-12-02T13:08:03.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T13:08:03.417Z
answering member
3969
label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
tabling member
4386
label Biography information for Margaret Ferrier more like this
760179
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 8068, on food banks: domestic visits, whether Ministers of his Department have visited a food bank in Scotland since May 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 10484 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
answer text <p>Ministerial visits have been routinely published as transparency data on Gov.uk: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-ministers-hospitality-and-gifts#history" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-ministers-hospitality-and-gifts#history</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-09T17:18:34.553Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-09T17:18:34.553Z
answering member
3969
label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1139713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in August 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 278581 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
answer text <p>I currently have no plans to visit a food bank in my capacity as Secretary of State for Scotland in August 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-26T11:32:01.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T11:32:01.257Z
answering member
4619
label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1144339
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in September 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 286341 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>I currently have no plans to visit a food bank in my capacity as Secretary of State for Scotland in September 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:36:51.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:51.26Z
answering member
4619
label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1145811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in October 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 291045 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answer text <p>I currently have no plans to visit a food bank in my capacity as Secretary of State for Scotland in October 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
answering member printed Mr Alister Jack more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-30T11:07:53.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:07:53.913Z
answering member
4619
label Biography information for Mr Alister Jack more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1105561
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Food Banks: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Independent Food Aid Network report, published in March 2019, that found in Scotland between April 2017 and September 2018, more than double the number of food parcels were given out than previously estimated. more like this
tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Crawley more like this
uin 237731 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>We welcome any research aimed at improving our understanding of the nature and extent of food bank use. We recognise the data limitations in this area and that is why the Department for Work and Pensions has been working with a number of food security experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions into the Family Resources Survey (FRS) from April.</p><p> </p><p>In the short term we are exploring how we can build on current good practice to make it as easy as possible for food banks to identify and refer back to the local Jobcentre any customers who may, for a variety of reasons, not be receiving the full formal support to which they are entitled.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to a strong safety-net for those who need it; we spend over £95 billion a year on welfare benefits for people of working age including a well-established system of hardship payments, benefit advances and budgeting loans as an additional safeguard for those who need it.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T14:37:07.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:37:07.793Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4469
label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this