‘The human right to food should be put into Scots law to protect people from rising insecurity. That’s according to a new report. Following a consultation, the Scottish Human Rights Commission is calling on the Scottish Government to make the move to tackle health inequalities. More than 480 000 food parcels were handed out by food banks between April 2017 and September 2018’
Strange time period to use? Why not for a year? Anyhow, that’s over a period of 18 months or 78 weeks (one parcel per week?), we get an average of 6154 food parcels handed out per week. The adult population is 3.45 million so 0.18% or 1 in every 561 adult Scots needs a food parcel on a typical week?
As for ‘calling on’ the Scottish Government, you won’t be surprised to hear that it was the Scottish Government which ‘called for’ the human rights folk to attend their commission.
Also, it’s worth noting that the right to food is already enshrined in international legislation which the Scottish Government has said it is committed to implementing and protecting from folk like Boris and Jacob and Theresa and Ruth and Jackson, so it already is, to all intents and purposes, in Scots law!