Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
Today in the House of Commons, I asked George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs why the government isn’t doing more to help as families struggle with the cost-of-living crisis.
I asked him what support there is for family-run farms like Castle Farm in Newport East, which are really being hit hard by the costs of feed, fuel and fertiliser, which in turn impacts on things like the cost of eggs.
“…This just adds to soaring food, prices, which are hitting families so hard.
“Why isn’t the government doing more, especially when the supermarkets are cutting prices?”
Mr. Eustice replied by regurgitating the government’s lines about putting in support for families – presumably referring to the £200 home energy loan – and went on to suggest that the impact of rising prices is set to further impact on families across Newport East and the UK.
You can see the full question below.