Birkenhead MP to lead inquiry into UK hunger

Wirral Globe: Frank Field MP Frank Field MP

BIRKENHEAD MP Frank Field is set to co-chair a wide-ranging inquiry into hunger and "food poverty" in Britain.

The investigation will examine the causes of hunger in Britain and assess what steps have been taken to alleviate it compared with other Western countries.

Mr Field, who will co-chair the probe with the Bishop of Truro, Tim Thornton, called for an inquiry to be set up last September.

The Labour MP wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron expressing concern food banks are becoming “an institutional part of our welfare state.”

He called on Mr Cameron to help build an “effective anti-poverty strategy” for families who rely on their local food banks.

Mr Field said: “The Bishop of Truro and I are bringing forward this inquiry because at long last the debate has taken off."

A research summit on food poverty is due to take place on April 9, while regional meetings to gather evidence from Merseyside, Truro, Tyneside and South Thanet.

A series of background papers will begin to be published from next week.

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4:37pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Tautology says...

Some references in the link below Frank. Good luck!


http://www.independe
nt.co.uk/news/uk/pol
itics/food-poverty-i
n-uk-has-reached-lev
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emergency-warn-exper
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Some references in the link below Frank. Good luck! http://www.independe nt.co.uk/news/uk/pol itics/food-poverty-i n-uk-has-reached-lev el-of-public-health- emergency-warn-exper ts-8981051.html Tautology
  • Score: 0

9:44pm Thu 20 Feb 14

PaulCa says...

What a crushing insult to vulnerable, hungry people:

"Your salvation has arrived. It's Frank Field"
What a crushing insult to vulnerable, hungry people: "Your salvation has arrived. It's Frank Field" PaulCa
  • Score: 1

10:50am Fri 21 Feb 14

reliant22 says...

Yet one more inquiry!
We have had an `inquiry` into almost everything now, including Councils, MP`s allowances, whistleblowing, Social services-(both adult and children).etc.
The inquiries have not achieved anything. There has not been any improvement that we, the public can see if there was, we would not need more inquiries.
I suppose that at least, it`s keeping someone in pocket money, albeit the printing industry.
Yet one more inquiry! We have had an `inquiry` into almost everything now, including Councils, MP`s allowances, whistleblowing, Social services-(both adult and children).etc. The inquiries have not achieved anything. There has not been any improvement that we, the public can see if there was, we would not need more inquiries. I suppose that at least, it`s keeping someone in pocket money, albeit the printing industry. reliant22
  • Score: 2

10:50am Fri 21 Feb 14

Joeblogg85 says...

It's not rocket science is it. The nasty party ideology and policies are driving people to these facilities in their droves. A shameful example of Britain today.
It's not rocket science is it. The nasty party ideology and policies are driving people to these facilities in their droves. A shameful example of Britain today. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 2

7:39pm Fri 21 Feb 14

benny07 says...

i would love to write a blogg on this issue,without it being taken off, but labour hates the TRUTH & the evil nasty,TORY/LIB GOVERMENT ,DO THE SAME,,NONE OF THEM GIVE A MONKEYS ABOUT THE MOST VUNERABLY IN OUR SOCIETY,& LOCAL LABOUR COUNCILORS,ARE EVEN WORSE AT TIMES,UNLESS THEY NEED YOUR VOTE !! BE WARNED.!!
i would love to write a blogg on this issue,without it being taken off, but labour hates the TRUTH & the evil nasty,TORY/LIB GOVERMENT ,DO THE SAME,,NONE OF THEM GIVE A MONKEYS ABOUT THE MOST VUNERABLY IN OUR SOCIETY,& LOCAL LABOUR COUNCILORS,ARE EVEN WORSE AT TIMES,UNLESS THEY NEED YOUR VOTE !! BE WARNED.!! benny07
  • Score: 1

11:41am Sun 23 Feb 14

Tautology says...

http://www.independe
nt.co.uk/life-style/
health-and-families/
health-news/exclusiv
e-thousands-of-hiv-p
atients-go-hungry-as
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http://www.independe nt.co.uk/life-style/ health-and-families/ health-news/exclusiv e-thousands-of-hiv-p atients-go-hungry-as -benefit-cuts-hit-91 46888.html Tautology
  • Score: 1

11:48pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Positive thinker says...

Benny 07

Have you anything positive to say other than the vile garbage you spout
on every headline
Benny 07 Have you anything positive to say other than the vile garbage you spout on every headline Positive thinker
  • Score: -3

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