PM on foodbanks: "These are tough economic times"

Asked whether David Cameron was concerned about the massive increase in people using foodbanks under his Government, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said:

Recognising that these are tough economic times is why the Government has been taking the action it is in a number of areas to help families, including through measures around fuel duty and council tax.

– David Cameron

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Food bank demand rises

The Trussell Trust charity says over 10,000 people in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire have received at least three days' emergency food handouts during the last 12 months - that's triple the amount than in the previous year.