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Press Release - 08 January 2019
Five years on from the parliamentary inquiry that was conducted by a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, into the growing need for food banks in this country, Frank and Heidi will refresh the inquiry’s findings with a programme of visits to food banks and other frontline community organisations.

Latest from Frank

Article - Published in The Guardian - 19 March 2019
Guardian
Frank Field MP, the chair of the committee, said: “We have heard sufficient evidence, and are sufficiently worried, to launch this inquiry to begin to establish what lies behind the shocking reports of people being forced to exchange sex to meet survival needs.”
- Published in The Times - 19 March 2019
The Times
There are two ways of building on the success of the national living wage (NLW) in countering low pay.
Article - Published in FT Adviser - 18 March 2019
FT
Independent Labour MP Frank Field has questioned The Pensions Regulator about what will happen to the Interserve defined benefit pension scheme and its members after the contractor was sold last week.
- Published in The Guardian - 14 March 2019
Guardian
The idea that, at this late stage, the UK should crash out of the EU without a deal is absurd. Large numbers of firms and jobs in manufacturing would disappear. The prospect of no deal has been kept on the negotiating table for two years, to give our negotiators some leverage, but any last-ditch attempts at seriously pursuing this destructive fantasy must be stopped. I voted last night to take no deal off the table.
Article - Published in Huff Post - 11 March 2019
Huff Post
Frank Field MP accused the Department for Work and Pensions of allowing the complex benefits system to cause “considerable distress” to people with a terminal diagnosis
Article - Published in Liverpool Echo - 09 March 2019
Liverpool Echo
The proposal has support from Birkenhead MP Frank Field
Article - Published in Cheshire Live - 08 March 2019
Food bank
Chester was the latest stop on a fact-finding mission by a pair of MPs seeking the end of the freeze on benefits which is making life even tougher for those in society who are struggling.

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster


04 February 2019
When Parliament gave the Government the green light to hold an in-out referendum on...
26 June 2018
Bob Varney’s family buried him today and a large number of friends and admirers came to bear

Frank's Tweets

Specialist advice on menu at Birkenhead's Number 7 community cafe and supermarket https://t.co/qVUgjN5dgu
Most people on Universal Credit have had benefits slashed https://t.co/XMgWZ0oIPu via @MetroUK

Frank's Campaigns


SHC
Re-establishing a social contract from the ethics of the major world religions
FYT
Preventing poor children becoming poor adults
TCAT Logo
Supporting cathedrals to establish cathedral schools in their cities
Rip-Off Britain
Frank is campaigning against a series of rip-off charges facing ordinary people, and which add to the poverty premium faced by poorer households
JSC
In 2014, Frank was selected to chair the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Government's Draft Modern Slavery Bill
MSER
In 2013, then-Home Secretary, Theresa May, asked Frank to lead an evidence review for the proposed Modern Slavery Bill
APPG
Investigating the root causes behind hunger and demand for food banks
Cool Earth
Protecting rainforests to help combat climate change
Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chanc
Seeking sustainable solutions to child and family poverty
Cash Machine Charges
Campaign for More Free Cash Machines in Deprived Areas
FYIR
Promoting the vital importance of the foundation years
Balanced Migration
Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration
King James Bible Trust
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of 'The Book That Changed The World'
Poverty and Life Changes
In 2010 Frank chaired the Review, reporting to the Prime Minister

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