The number of families saying they are going hungry has fallen over the past five years – as the number of food banks has risen.
Britons were among the least likely in the developed world to say there were times when they could not afford food, an international report found.
Only 8.1 per cent reported this in 2012, down from 9.8 per cent in 2007 – before the economic crisis and when Labour was in power.
The study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which represents industrialised nations, flies in the face of Left-wing claims that cuts in public spending are leaving thousands of families going hungry.
OK, so that’s real numbers there. OECD survey results.
The number of people going hungry has fallen over the past five years. We might be able to suggest a reason why too: the number of food banks has risen. That is, giving people free food via charity reduces the number of hungry people. Quite amazing how that works really.