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Greg Hands M.P. speaks out at packed local Super Sewer meeting

Greg Hands, M.P. for Chelsea and Fulham, has spoken out on behalf of local residents against the location of the proposed Super Sewer. During a meeting of local residents, held at Hurlingham & Chelsea School on Thursday evening (30th January), Greg told representatives of the Planning Inspectorate that residents were overwhelmingly opposed to the drilling of the main shaft for the Sewer at Carnwath Road, Fulham. The meeting was attended by almost 200 local people, including Council Leader Nick Botterill and Sands End Ward Councillor Steve Hamilton.

Night Flights submission from Greg Hands M.P.

Consultation Submission - Department for Transport: Night Flying Restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Stage 2-Greg Hands MP - Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham General PositionAs the MP for Chelsea and Fulham, I welcome the opportunity to respond to this Consultation. As a local MP, I will only make reference to Heathrow. My view remains as it did for the first stage night flights consultation in Spring of 2013: I believe there should be a comprehensive ban on night flights at Heathrow from 11pm to 6am, to be brought in at the earliest opportunity.

Hands welcomes record fall in unemployment locally and nationally - "Government's long-term economic plan is working"

Greg Hands M.P. has this week welcomed new national statistics that show a record fall in unemployment, seen in the Office for National Statistics publication of labour market statistics for the three months to November. They revealed that the number of those in jobs in the UK has reached 30.15 million, up 280,000 this quarter and up 1.3 million since the election. Meanwhile unemployment has fallen by 167,000 this quarter, representing the sharpest fall in unemployment in 17 years. Youth unemployment also fell 39,000 in the last three months.

Crime in H&F hits all time low

Crime is down to an historic low in Hammersmith & Fulham after falling by 15% last year, according to the latest Met Police figures.There were 3,295 fewer crimes in Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) in 2013 when compared to 2012. Overall there were 19,250 crimes recorded in H&F in 2013 compared to 22,545 crimes in 2012.

Greg Hands MP raises concerns over Super Sewer with Environment Secretary

Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has today written to the Environment Secretary to stand up for local residents against the cost of the proposed Super Sewer. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on whether to make the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project a ‘Specified Infrastructure Project’, in which case it would become the subject of a competitive tendering process, rather than being carried out by the incumbent provider, Thames Water Utilities Ltd, by default.

Greg Hands reacts to Airports Commission’s interim report on aviation capacity

Today, the Airports Commission, the independent review panel chaired by Sir Howard Davies, published its interim report. The report set out three options for one new runway in the south-east of England which the Commission says is required by 2030: a new runway at Heathrow Airport constructed to the north-west of the existing airport; an extension of Heathrow's existing northern runway to the west to at least 6,000m, enabling it to be used for both take-offs and landings; a new runway at Gatwick Airport more than 3,000m in length.