Westminster News

Sir Oliver Heald MP welcomes public support for ‘English Votes for English Laws’

MP for North-East Hertfordshire, Sir Oliver Heald, has welcomed the news that, according to Saga, research amongst more than 10,000 over-50s showed that 76% of the respondents supported the view that Welsh, Northern Irish, and Scottish MPs should be excluded from voting in Westminster on matters affecting England where those matters have been devolved to their respective parliaments and assemblies.

House of Commons Governance Committee releases report

The House of Commons Governance Committee (on which Oliver sat) published its Report yesterday. The Committee was set up by the House of Commons after a debate on the 10th of September 2014 in response to the recent controversy over the appointment of a new Clerk of the House of Commons, and the disagreement over exactly what that role should entail.

Sir Oliver Heald MP supports new Care2Save shopping website

Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North-East Hertfordshire, attended a Parliamentary reception on Wednesday to show his support for Care2Save.co.uk, the newly-launched shopping website that will help raise funds for charities across North-East Hertfordshire when people shop online.

Infrastructure Bill

Here is a link to Sir Oliver's latest blog post on the Infrastructure Bill, which is currently going through Parliament.

Sir Oliver Heald MP votes for overseas aid

MP for North East Hertfordshire, Sir Oliver Heald, voted in favour of the International Development Bill at its Third Reading in the House of Commons on Friday. This Bill commits the UK Government to contribute 0.7% of national income to overseas aid.

Sir Oliver Heald MP welcomes Prime Minister’s speech on reducing immigration

MP for North-East Hertfordshire, Sir Oliver Heald, has welcomed the speech that the Prime Minster made on reducing the rate of immigration into the UK, in which he praised the benefits of immigration, but gave a reminder that the benefits can only properly be felt if immigration is controlled and managed in a reasonable way.

Sir Oliver Heald MP welcomes sharp fall in number of young people not in employment, education, or training

The number of young people not in employment, education, or training (NEET) for 2014's summer months has returned to levels not seen since 2007, according to official figures published recently. The quarterly figures show a fall of 136,000 young people NEET compared with the same period last year, continuing a general downward trend under this Government since 2011.