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Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Frank Field: Will the Minister give way?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Frank Field: It is on a question I asked earlier.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Frank Field: I posed the question twice to the Secretary of State. Our local food bank in Birkenhead says that from Christmas onward, it will need 15 tonnes more food because of the roll-out of universal credit. Should local people believe the food bank or the undertaking the Secretary of State gave that it will all be hunky-dory and those are scare tactics?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Frank Field: I simply want to ask the Secretary of State a question. He said in his contribution that the scheme was working well—indeed, working so well that he was accelerating the pace of the roll-out. I reported to him in the Select Committee meeting this morning that Birkenhead food bank, after talking to other food banks in areas that have experienced the roll-out, believes that it will need...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 Oct 2017)

Frank Field: Given the Secretary of State’s confidence in the roll-out of universal credit to another 150 Jobcentres Plus, can he give the House a guarantee that none of our constituents will face hunger or near destitution through lack of money over the Christmas period?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Frank Field: I can be mercifully brief. I wish to make two points. First, I will vote tonight for the only option that implements the referendum result. That was the wish of my constituents and that was the wish of the country. I do not wish any different view to be put forward about whose side I am on—I am on the side of the majority of people who voted to come out. Secondly, I want to address...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Child Nutrition (11 Sep 2017)

Frank Field: Will the Secretary of State take her lead from the Prime Minister, and welcome the Bill to abolish school hunger for millions of children, and might she follow the Prime Minister’s lead in bringing together the relevant Ministers, and then give us the parliamentary time so that Back Benchers on both sides of the House can finish the job for her?

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Frank Field: I welcome the Secretary of State’s announcements, which made it clear that the monopoly control that certain yards have exercised over the whole of his order book is now broken. Does he accept that Cammell Laird, with its workforce of expertise and loyalty led by an inspiring leader, John Syvret, is in pole position to win these orders, but that it will have to win them? May I invite...

Points of Order (6 Sep 2017)

Frank Field: rose—

Points of Order (6 Sep 2017)

Frank Field: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. In that spirit, is it not possible for the Leader of the House to bring forward a motion setting up the Committees—subjecting herself to your will and to the will of the House—so that we have them established within the next 24 hours?

Taylor Review: Working Practices (11 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: As someone who lobbied the Prime Minister with reports on the gig economy to establish such an inquiry, may I thank the Minister for her statement today? May I tease from her a little more about the Government’s position on the trade-off between minimum standards at the vulnerable end of the labour market and flexibility? If the news reports are right, Matthew Taylor goes for...

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: While the Minister may not be able to satisfy my demands today, are we able to conclude, from what he just said, that he would encourage transport authorities to interpret the law in the way that he thinks, so that the most vulnerable are protected? Uber says that stacks of workers are so pleased with what it does. If we are to believe Uber, any ruling would affect a minority, but a crucial...

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: I merely wish to thank the Minister.

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: I beg to move, That this House has considered the regulation of working conditions in the private hire industry. I am immensely pleased to introduce the debate under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. I hope that the Minister can be more accommodating on this issue than his colleague was in the previous debate. Indeed, I shall begin by buttering him up, if I may, although I realise that there is a...

Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: Yes, I do. I am grateful that I gave way, because my hon. Friend has put it better than I could have and has raised another question for the Minister. Let me conclude. There have been two great movements in our recent history as a country. One was the movement of people from the countryside into towns. When that happened, decent people sought to find out what was happening to their fellow...

Business of the House (Select Committees): Select Committees (4 Jul 2017)

Frank Field: Because I agree with Mr Speaker’s drive to modernise the House, and to rebalance it and the power that it has against the Executive, I do not wish to detain us any further in approving the motion to establish, or re-establish, the Select Committees that have such an important part to play in that objective.

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Frank Field: To make up the loss in revenue, might the Chancellor consider bearing down on those employers who force their employees into self-employment against their wishes, destabilise their lives and thereby get out of paying national insurance contributions, which all good employers do pay?

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