Frank Field MP
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Press Release - 08 February 2016
Commons Chamber
?Having already had its budget slashed by over £150 million since 2010, Wirral Council’s spending power per household is set to be cut further still by £106; from £1,759 this year to £1,653 in 2017-18. The average cut in spending power per dwelling across England is £67.
Press Release - 02 February 2016
BBC News
The Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission has found that each year poor children are missing out on £440,000 worth of free school meals, to which they are entitled, and £1.1 million in funding towards their education. ?Frank Field MP, the Chair of the Commission, wrote to each Merseyside local authority asking whether they use their Housing Benefit records automatically to identify and then register all eligible children for free school meals.
Press Release - 14 January 2016
Commons Chamber
Frank has been contacted by a number of local residents, mainly from the Beechwood and Ballantyne estates, who requested urgent repair works to their homes. On each occasion the Trust has been unwilling to act upon their requests.
Press Release - 05 January 2016
The Save Woodside Ferries Action Group has been reassured by Merseytravel that no decisions over the future of Mersey Ferries will be taken this week.
Press Release - 21 December 2015
Commons Chamber
Councillors Jean Stapleton and Phil Davies, as well as Frank Field MP, are inviting residents to add their name to the petition.
Press Release - 21 December 2015
Commons Chamber
In a forthcoming Civitas publication, Frank argues that tackling the Housing Benefit bill requires controlled immigration and a major increase in housebuilding. At the same time, skills shortages in the construction industry should be plugged by training young welfare dependents rather than importing workers from Europe.
Press Release - 17 December 2015
Commons Chamber
Frank Field MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, said: “All the evidence points to our life chances being largely established in the very early years from the womb onwards. We can predict as children cross the school threshold for the first time their attainment and chances of gainful employment when they join the labour market. It is crucial that we understand how to measure and address these factors to give all children the best possible chances in life.”
Press Release - 16 December 2015
Empty homes
There are enough empty properties in Birkenhead to house all those families in urgent need of a new home. That’s the basis of a proposal being submitted to Wirral Council by Frank Field MP, Councillor Paul Doughty and Vicky Nowak, Oxton’s Labour candidate for 2016, who have found there are 1,800 empty properties in Birkenhead and the same number of families in priority need on the housing list.
Press Release - 15 December 2015
Food bank
Frank’s bill has gained support from 126 MPs from across the House and is still gaining support. The bill requires the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, to place a duty on each local authority automatically to identify and then register all eligible children for free school meals.
Press Release - 10 December 2015
Food bank
One year on from its Feeding Britain report, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, chaired by Frank Field MP, today publishes a route map to ending hunger as we know it in the United Kingdom.
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