Lessons for London from New York City

Greg Hands M.P.'s article from Forward! magazine in 2007 - detailing the lessons London can learn from New York City's success in fighting crime:

“Absent Andy” ignores recall and riots

Slaughter has no time on holiday even to commentThere is confirmation that Labour MP for Hammersmith, Andrew Slaughter, ignored the recall of Parliament to stay on his holiday. Thursday’s emergency session was held to debate the riots in London and other cities.

Labour refuse to back campaign to stop Super Sewer threat

Conservatives continue fight for residentsIn an extraordinary move this week, Labour Party Councillors in Hammersmith & Fulham refused to vote in favour of challenging Thames Water's proposals to turn Sands End into an eight year construction site.

Hands urges Fulham residents to speak up for extra Wimbledon Branch trains

As reported in this bulletin in April, Transport for London are proposing to make the morning commute for Fulham residents easier, with five extra trains on the Wimbledon Branch.The extra trains will be a welcome relief for Wimbledon Branch users, who will also see increased reliability of services, with 24 per cent more capacity on the line through the withdrawal of the under-used Olympia to Earls Court service, which many commuters have tagged 'the ghost train'.

Hands: Royal Brompton is “good enough, large enough and loved enough to survive”

Below is the text of Greg's speech in the House of Commons on Thursday 23rd June 2011:Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham) (Con): I very much support the principle that lies behind the review—that we need larger, more sustainable centres with the same overall number of specialists throughout the country. That is why charity and campaign groups, such as the Children’s Heart Federation and Little Hearts Matter, back the change.

H&F Action on Disability gets new Big Society funding

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed the news that money from the Government’s Big Society Transition Fund will support the local voluntary sector. The funding, part of the third wave of payouts from the £107 million Transition Fund, is being paid out to Hammersmith and Fulham Action for Disability (HAFAD).Although three quarters of charities receive no public funding, the Government is determined to protect those charities, such as HAFAD, which are most vulnerable to public spending cuts.