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Baroness apologises for 'poor people can't cook' remark

A Conservative peer has apologised after suggesting one reason for the rise in food bank use is that poor people "don't know how to cook". Baroness Jenkin made the remarks as part of a panel that has put together a landmark report on how to address the number of Britons struggling to feed themselves.

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Archbishop leads effort to tackle reliance on foodbanks

There has been a pronounced rise in the number of people using foodbanks over the years since the financial crisis, with many households struggling to feed themselves for a variety of reasons.

Now the Archbishop of Canterbury is spearheading an effort to tackle the number of people going hungry in the UK.

According to one Conservative peer part of the problem is that "poor people don't know how to cook" and are therefore not making the savings they could be on their food budget.

But Labour say the main cause of problems leading people to food banks are problems in the benefits system.

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports.

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