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Food Bank Use Oral Question, 25/06/15 [S]

During First Minister's Question Time on 25 June 2015 Stuart McMillan (SNP) asked the First Minister what analysis the Scottish Government will make of the impact on food bank usage as a result of Scotlandís share of the further £12 billion in welfare reductions announced by the United Kingdom Government.

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, replied that the Scottish Government continue to be very concerned about the rising demand for food banks. The Scottish Government has invested nearly £300 million from 2013-14 to this year to mitigate the worst impacts of the UK Governmentís welfare cuts. That includes £1 million specifically for our emergency food action plan to help combat food poverty in Scotland.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 25 June 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 25 June 2015