Hands praises new education focus in youth justice system

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed new proposals from Conservative Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, to help young offenders turn their backs on crime.The new plans, published yesterday, mark a radically different approach. Transforming Youth Custody: Putting Education at the Heart of Detention aims to deliver value for the taxpayer, reduce reoffending and set young offenders on the path to a better life.

News from Greg’s Surgery

This Monday, Greg Hands held his Fulham surgery at the Broadway Methodist Church, discussing issues and concerns, ranging from the Valuation Office to hospital care, with nine constituents.

Hands: Getting households a fair deal on their energy bills

Cheaper energy bills for people across Chelsea and Fulham came one step closer this week with Ofgem’s reforms to the energy market. These reforms follow the plans set out by the Prime Minister last year to ensure that consumers get the cheapest deal.

Night Flights Consultation

The Government has announced the launch of its consultation on the future of night flights which is set to run until 22nd April. In 2012 the Government decided to maintain the current night flights regime, which allows for a set number of flights to take off and land at airports between 11 pm and 6 am, until 2014.

News from Greg Hands’s Weekly Surgery

This week at Greg Hands’s surgery six constituents brought their concerns with a number of issues, including urban foxes and waiting times for entrepreneur’s visas at the UK Border Agency.

Greg Hands M.P. writes to constituents on the Gay/ Same Sex Marriage Vote

This is an issue which has generated a lot of correspondence with me as your Member of Parliament, with firmly-held views on both sides of the debate.I met a large number of constituents in advance of the debate, including three delegations of constituents opposed to the proposal, and a number of individual constituents supporting the measure.

Greg Hands M.P. calls Charing Cross news “a step in the right direction”

Greg Hands M.P. today welcomed news that NHS North West London is signalling a partial climb down on the closure of the Accident & Emergency unit at Charing Cross Hospital, but is awaiting further information on the proposal.Hammersmith & Fulham Council is reporting - here - that the NHS is to spend £90 million on rebuilding the hospital, retaining a 24/7 emergency facility with ability to admit patients.

Record number of apprenticeships in Chelsea & Fulham

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed new statistics that show a record number of people in Chelsea and Fulham started an apprenticeship in 2011/12. The provisional data also indicates that the numbers are up again in the first quarter of 2012/13.