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Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Commons Chamber

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Press Release - 18 June 2018
This latest inquiry will, over the next five weeks, gather evidence from Deliveroo riders in an attempt to supplement the evidence base on the living standards of workers in the ‘gig economy’, as well as the need for any additional safeguards.

Latest from Frank

Article - Published in The Sunday Telegraph - 17 June 2018
Telegraph
The Government was slow in waking up to the fact that our negotiating hand would be significantly strengthened if we had a plan B; a plan for what we would have to do if forced out of the EU without a favourable agreement. The same thinking needs to be applied now that the Brexit legislation implementing the referendum result is being tampered with in the Lords. Here we have a group of peers who have planned for a long time how they can defeat the legislation.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 16 June 2018
Guardian
Frank Field, the Labour MP and chair of the parliamentary work and pensions committee, has written to the business secretary, Greg Clark, asking if he would "consider a public inquiry into the extent and consequences" of the practice and if further protection for workers was required.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 11 June 2018
Wirral Globe
Birkenhead MP Frank Field has today tabled a tabled a parliamentary question demanding to know what extra resources are to be put in place to help staff affected by the closure of the town's House of Fraser store. He is also urging the chief executive of the stricken high street chain to consider placing the Birkenhead premises and workforce at the centre of his online shopping strategy, retraining redundant workers to meet the "next stage" of the business's development.
Article - Published in Sunday Times - 10 June 2018
Sunday Times
The “employment guarantee bill” is being spearheaded by Labour’s Frank Field and Conservative Sir Nicholas Soames, and has the backing of a cross-party group of more than 30 MPs.
Article - Published in Sunday Express - 03 June 2018
Daily Express
We need to make a very clear statement that the House of Commons is the superior chamber and that, when we send the Bills back, the Lords will be playing with fire if they send the amendments back again.
Article - Published in The Economist - 31 May 2018
Food bank
The quiet post-war revolution in welfare succeeded by improving the functionality and coverage of the existing system, which went with the grain of the country’s needs. UBI fails that test on every level.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 25 May 2018
Guardian
The Labour MP Frank Field, a former welfare minister and veteran anti-poverty campaigner, who obtained the take-up figures through parliamentary questions, said: “Healthy Start vouchers have quietly developed into a key weapon in our armoury to defeat malnutrition. They radically improve poorer families’ diets by increasing their consumption of fruit and vegetables as well as vitamin intake, while simultaneously reducing the pressure on their weekly budgets. As things stand, too many of the most disadvantaged families remain exposed to malnutrition because they are not registered for the scheme.”

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster


27 March 2018
Councillor Julie McManus from Bidston ward came down and sat with me before the annual meeting of...
22 February 2018
The Government’s welfare cuts are forecast to trigger an increase in inequality – a...

Frank's Tweets

I was pleased to vote with Dominic Grieve this afternoon to put our country first.
Yesterday in the House of Commons I offered to break the law to get, and bring back, the medicinal cannabis Alfie n… https://t.co/OMwpG9eNYJ
Deliveroo to be investigated over pay and working conditions https://t.co/enloFNe1Jx via @CityAM

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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