So I have planned a focus on FareShare on my blog on Monday which will also be included in the Argus newspaper which covers the whole of Sussex. After I had submitted that blog I spotted a question that Fleur Anderson asked on Monday this week. Fleur is a Labour MP for Putney and as it happens I have checked to see if any of our Sussex MPs have asked about FareShare and tragically non of them have done so, so far. However the answer from the Government has come from Mims Davies who is the Mid Sussex MP so tragically her response is very inadequate, and indeed one could treat it as almost dishonest. Here are the question and answer. Let us hope that Mims will review it shortly. The FareShare in Sussex was set out 20 years ago in Brighton and it remains as the FareShare Sussex. It would certainly benefit from funding from the Government Mims Davies!
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the proposed expansion of the FareShare Surplus with Purpose scheme.
The Department for Work and Pensions has no plans to make an assessment. Surplus food distribution sits with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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