Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Letters

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- Published in The Times - 17 April 2017
The Times
At present, our country’s failure to prevent holiday hunger wipes out the improvements in life chances that are delivered by breakfast clubs during term time.
- Published in The Guardian - 05 April 2017
Guardian
One way of meeting our target to spend 0.7% of GDP on overseas aid, in a way that builds support among voters who want a guarantee on the best housekeeping of their hard-earned money, would be to establish, say, a Commonwealth venture capital fund, into which that part of the 0.7% that Priti Patel has cause to believe is misspent, or fraudulently used, could be paid. This fund would then be used for job-creating investment programmes in the Commonwealth as and when the need was proved, and not arbitrarily governed by the need to spend money by the end of the financial year.
- Published in The Times - 09 March 2017
The Times
Recent polling found that while 42 per cent of voters would support an increase in tax to pay for a larger NHS budget, this figure climbed to 53 per cent once voters were asked about an increase in national insurance contributions.
- Published in The Times - 01 March 2017
The Times
Yesterday’s out-of-court settlement will give BHS pensioners a better retirement than had previously looked likely. This marks a really important milestone on the road to justice, but we are far from reaching the end of that road.
- Published in The Guardian - 07 February 2017
Guardian
Sure Start began its life with an impressive focus on the most important aspects of the relationship between low-income mothers and their young children that play such a crucial role in determining those children’s life chances. It then morphed into an extension of the then Labour government’s welfare-to-work programme to help parents into jobs.
- Published in The Times - 02 February 2017
The Times
In response to my recent request for data, the Office for National Statistics has found that last year, when graduates’ median hourly pay fell, median hourly pay among workers who had completed an apprenticeship increased by 3.7 per cent. Moreover, the proportion of people in work with only an undergraduate degree earning a lower gross hourly wage than those who had completed an apprenticeship increased by six percentage points in 2016, from 26 per cent to 32 per cent.
- Published in The Times - 13 December 2016
The Times
To prevent a postcode lottery emerging in the delivery of care, which looks likely under the government’s current proposals, a combined health and social service should be funded by a new, progressive national insurance system
- Published in The Guardian - 01 December 2016
Guardian
I have put a proposal to the government that sets out to cover each of these points. I have proposed a network of public employment services, driven locally by Jobcentre Plus and sustained by City Deal funding, with the specific aim of helping low-paid workers to climb the earnings ladder and craft their jobs to match their skills and circumstances.
- Published in The Guardian - 17 November 2016
Guardian
The truth is that no government in recent decades has built enough homes. But with post-Brexit interest rates being at the level they are, the prime minister has a mega opportunity to reverse this trend, thereby paving the way for progress on three fronts: boosting the supply of housing to buy or rent, initiating a serious programme of welfare reform, and meeting voters’ wishes for lower immigration.
- Published in The i - 17 November 2016
Indy
An investment and skills-led agenda which reduces the need for overseas workers, without harming the economy, offers Britain's centre-left a major opportunity to apply the lessons it has been served by voters.
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