Anger at Tory claim food bank use has nothing to do with welfare reforms
Esther McVey (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Charities and politicians have reacted with anger to a claim by employment minister Esther McVey that the dramatic rise in the number of people using food banks has nothing to do with the governments welfare reforms.

In a letter to the Scottish government, Ms McVey said: The rise in food banks predates most of the welfare reforms this government has put in place."

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