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'.

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: 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.

Protecting our NHS for tomorrow

Greg Hands MP has welcomed the Prime Minister’s speech on the future of the NHS, which set out his five personal "guarantees" on reform of the health service.

Greg's speech at the unveiling of Chopin statue in London

A statue of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin has been unveiled outside the Royal Festival Hall after more than two decades in storage.  Greg Hands M.P. represented the Government at the occasion, delivering the following speech:First, can I give my apologies for the Minister for Europe, David Lidington, who has been unavoidably detained elsewhere.Second, can I give my thanks on behalf of the Government to all those who have made today possible, including the Polish Heritage Society, the Royal Festival Hall, the Polish Embassy and its excellent Ambassador, and the Chopin Society.