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Heidi Allen and I met a man who has to survive on £40 a month. We want Parliament to face up the hunger and misery affecting so many
25 Jan 2019
The idea that Britain has a safety net to protect its most vulnerable citizens from destitution is fast disappearing. That is one of the many troubling findings emerging from the series of visits that Heidi Allen and I are conducting, to gauge the extent, causes and effects of chronic poverty in our country.
UK 'falling behind' in global race to end slavery in supply chain
23 Jan 2019
Frank Field, chairman of the Government's Independent Review on the workings of the Modern Slavery Act, said there needed to be "tougher action" to ensure companies are taking their responsibilities to eradicate modern slavery from supply chains seriously.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make children’s faces ‘light up’ in ‘magical’ moment
22 Jan 2019
Children’s faces “lit up” in a “magical” moment when they met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last week, according to one well-wisher who greeted the couple during a walkabout. Birkenhead MP Frank Field shared the message he had received from the royal fan in a post on Twitter.
Frank Field launches The Birkenhead Community Summit
16 Jan 2019
Birkenhead’s MP Frank Field hosted the first Birkenhead Community Summit at the Wirral Deen Centre on Saturday 12th January. The Summit enabled community and faith groups in Birkenhead to get together and discuss issues that matter to the town, with the aim being to develop even stronger working relationships between different organisations so that resources and ideas can be pooled effectively.
‘No further cuts to our fire and rescue service’, MP and Chief Fire Officer urge Minister
11 Jan 2019
Birkenhead’s MP Frank Field and Merseyside’s Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan have asked the fire services Minister Nick Hurd to confirm in the next funding settlement that there will be no further cuts to Merseyside’s fire and rescue service.
‘The other Britain’: Heidi Allen MP and Frank Field MP launch inquiry into chronic poverty
08 Jan 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.
MPs blast banks for discriminating against tenants on benefits
20 Nov 2018
Frank Field, who chairs the committee, said: “Allowing banks to operate a ‘no DSS’ policy is a return to the wicked old days of housing discrimination, with claimants effectively blacklisted for housing and at risk of being senselessly evicted for no greater crime than receiving housing benefit.
Education fails the disadvantaged
18 Oct 2018
Saying that each child is sacred is all too easy, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Our schools will have to live up to these highest of ideals so that parents realise these aren’t yet more platitudes but an actual programme of work. We’ll be judged on whether we’re meeting our objectives in maximising their children’s talents, whatever they may be.