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Edwina Currie refuses to accept people are starving in UK

17 October 2011 Last updated at 12:36 BST

David Cameron is meeting gas and electricity companies to urge them to do more to help consumers save money on their bills.

Rising energy costs are affecting millions of people as they are forced to choose between paying for heating or buying food.

The former Conservative minister Edwina Currie told Radio 5 live's Stephen Nolan that she did not believe people in the UK were going hungry. Two listeners told her she was wrong but she refused to agree with them.

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