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Record Number of Scots Relied on Foodbanks Motion, 26/01/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 26 January 2015 by Hanzala Malik (Lab) on Record Number of Scots Relied on Foodbanks. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament is concerned that a record number of Scots relied on foodbanks in December 2014; notes that the Trussellís Trust records showed that 10,500 people visited its 48 Scottish branches, the highest figure it has ever recorded; also notes that the data recovered shows that a third of the users stated that this was not a result of delayed benefits but due to low income; understands that this is a 13% rise from the figure from December 2013 of 9,263, and considers that the issue needs to be appropriately addressed.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015