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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20468: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to assess the health impacts arising from the findings of the recent Citizens Advice Scotland survey, which indicates that more than a fifth of people in Scotland have gone a day without eating because they are too poor to buy food.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 9 January 2019

The Scottish Government accepted recommendations to monitor food insecurity made by the Independent Working Group on Food Poverty in 2016. Questions from the UN Food Insecurity Experience Scale have been added to the Scottish Health Survey, and the data collected is integrated in to our National Performance Framework.