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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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Tory peer says poor people 'don't know how to cook'

A Conservative member of the House of Lords has said an inability to prepare meals at home is one of the reasons people are suffering from hunger.

Speaking at a press event to mark a new report on hunger in the UK, Baroness Jenkin said part of the problem was that "poor people don't know how to cook".

Political Correspondent Libby Wiener is following developments.

The Baroness did explain that there were a number of factors behind hunger, not simply a lack of cooking skill among low-income households.

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