Food poverty

1. Is there a Cabinet Portfolio holder with responsibility for food poverty?


2. Is the council part of a Food Partnership or Food Alliance which covers the boundaries of the council?


3. How many times has the Council provided support under the Financial Assistance Section 17 (s17) Children Act 1989 to tackle hunger in the last 12 months?

Devon County Council has provided support under s.17 of the Children Act 1989 but we do not maintain a central record of this assistance.   To obtain this information would therefore require a manual review of hundreds of cases and even if each one only took ten minutes the time necessary would take longer than 18 hours and is therefore in excess of the appropriate limit.   This information is exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.