Greg Hands describes his busy week in his latest newsletter
Since the last edition, Greg:
- Welcomed the Boundary Commission’s plans for a revised Chelsea & Fulham parliamentary constituency. For more information, see below.
- · Held further meetings with key decision-makers at the Royal Brompton Hospital to fight NHS PCTs’ plans to end children’s cardiac surgery at the hospital.
- · Welcomed bombshell news that the “godfather” of the Thames Tideway Tunnel (or “Super Sewer”) project has changed his mind, and has called for a re-think of the whole scheme. For more, see below.
- · Was guest speaker at a Reform think tank dinner on “The City of the Future”, held at the Guildhall, City of London.
- · Joined the Chancellor for his Commons statement on banking reform. Greg is the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP.
- · Met a Fulham software company concerned with the high cost of NHS IT programmes, and with suggestions for cost savings and greater efficiencies.
- · Praised the Government in the House of Commons for ending the last Labour Government’s steady closure of rape crisis centres. For more, see below.
- · Attended the annual appeal dinner of the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) in central London to raise funds for Holocaust teaching in British schools.
- · Was briefed by the Indian High Commission in London ahead of Greg’s visit to India next week, with key meetings with Government Ministers, officials and the Indian Central Bank.
- · Met the Director of Communication sat the FSA (Financial Services Authority) for discussions on banking reform.
- · Attended the Carlton Club’s political dinner in central London, with guest speaker Rt Hon David Cameron M.P., the Prime Minister.
- · Ran a surgery for residents of Chelsea and Fulham at Fulham Town Hall. Greg’s surgeries are every Monday, at either Fulham Town Hall or Peter Jones, Sloane Square. To make an appointment, call 020 7219 5448 or reply to this bulletin.
September 22, 2011