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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.

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.

News from Greg Hands’s Weekly Surgery

On Monday, 28th January, Greg Hands held his weekly constituency surgery at Fulham Broadway Methodist Church, meeting nine residents with concerns ranging from homelessness to immigration.

Europe: you decide

Greg Hands M.P. is backing the Prime Minister’s commitment to change the basis of Britain’s EU membership, followed by an in-out referendum.The next Conservative Manifesto will commit the Government to negotiating a new settlement in Europe. With the ongoing Eurozone crisis, the European Union will need to change, and the UK is poised to take a leading role in the debate.

Policing and Crime Local Consultation Events

The Mayor’s Officer for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) will be leading a consultation events on 31st January in Kensington and Chelsea and 5th February in Hammersmith & Fulham to talk about the Mayor's plans for policing in London. Your views will be used to help shape the Mayor's Police and Crime Plan, due to be published in April 2013, which will set out how we aim to reduce crime in the capital over the next four years and what the Met Police and other agencies are doing to tackle crime.

News from Greg Hands’s Weekly Surgery

On Monday Greg Hands met with ten constituents at his weekly constituency surgery, held at Fulham Methodist Church. Various issues were discussed from difficulties with HM Revenue & Customs to maintenance in social housing.

Fairness in the welfare system

Since the financial crisis hit, most benefit levels have risen twice as fast as average earnings. Next week, M.P.s will vote on the final stages of Welfare Benefits Up-Rating Bill, which limits the amount that working-age benefits can rise.

News from Greg Hands’s Weekly Surgery

On Monday Greg Hands held his weekly constituency surgery at Fulham Broadway Methodist Church, meeting eight residents with concerns ranging from housing to immigration controls

A simpler pension for all

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed the Government’s plans to introduce a single-tier state pension, bringing pensions fairness to women and a simpler system to all.The Government believes that people deserve dignity and respect in old age, and to be given the support they need. It has delivered the biggest ever rise in the basic state pension, is simplifying the state pension and is also introducing auto-enrolment pension schemes in the workplace.