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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.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 15 December 2015
If the government is serious about reducing the number of hungry children, it should adopt my bill compelling local authorities to register all children who are eligible for free school meals
Article - Published in Huffington Post - 15 December 2015
Huff Post
Labour MP Frank Field’s Free School Meals (Automatic Registration of Eligible Children) Bill, which will be heard in the Commons today, would put a statutory duty on all councils to identify and register all those youngsters eligible for help.
Article - Published in Daily Mirror - 15 December 2015
Labour’s Frank Field called on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to back his bill forcing councils to register every pupil eligible for the scheme
- Published in New Statesman - 11 December 2015
New Statesman
If we are going to win this war in Syria, we need Syrian troops on the ground fighting with us. On this score, the Russian strategy is correct. The government’s aim may be yet another regime change. But that should be a secondary issue at the moment, when all the efforts should be going into destroying ISIS and its allies and that requires Syrian Government troops.
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.
Article - Published in The Guardian - 10 December 2015
Labour MP Frank Field, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on hunger and a co-author of the report, criticised the government for failing to show urgency in tackling a problem he called “a huge national disgrace”.
Article - Published in Financial Times - 10 December 2015
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty, chaired by the Labour MP Frank Field, called on the government to make sure welfare benefits were paid in full and on time and to make sure that utility payment meters did not overcharge. It also called on the government to divert a fifth of any money raised in a sugar tax to feed hungry children during the school holidays.
Article - Published in Church Times - 10 December 2015
Church Times
The group’s chairman, Frank Field, the Labour MP for Birkenhead, described the situation set out in the report as a “mega national scandal”. Children were going to bed hungry, he said. “I don’t sense anger in the tummies around the Cabinet table.”
Article - Published in BBC News - 10 December 2015
BBC News
Labour MP Frank Field is chairman of a Commons committee which has warned of children going for days without a meal. Its Feeding Britain report, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, proposes a tax on fizzy drinks to fund food projects during school holidays.
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