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Nick Herbert said the European Court of Human Rights had extended its powers to the point where it was now “offensive to democracy”. “In order to ensure that Parliament could be sovereign – and that was also the suggestion that Lord Judg... Continue to article
Nick Herbert listed problems with big projects including the West Coast Main Line, Universal Credit, NHS IT and Criminal Justice reform programmes and said the permanent secretaries never accepted responsibility for things going wrong. “... Continue to article
Nick Herbert said the failure at the Department for Work and Pensions over Universal Credit must have been operational delivery rather than at the ministerial level. "I think you’ve got to separate out the policy from the delivery from t... Continue to article
Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Political and Constitutional Reform Minister, commenting on today's report on individual electoral registration, said: "The Electoral Commission has highlighted some major problems which the Government mus... Continue to article
An independent assessment of the Government's plans to transform the electoral registration system in 2014 has been carried out by the Electoral Commission. The Commission has advised the Government that, while some risks remain which must ... Continue to article
Civil servants, according to former Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell, should vet people wanting to stand for Parliament. Those who do not have the correct “pre-qualification criteria” would be barred f... Continue to article
Nick Herbert said the three chief constables appearing at the Home Affairs select committee should rethink the decision to clear the three police federation officers involved with the plebgate scandal of misconduct "I certainly think th... Continue to article
The Electoral Commission is due to publish its assessment today of whether the Govt can implement individual electoral registration by 2014
On Wednesday 23 October at 11am, the Electoral Commission will publish its independent assessment of the Government's plans to transform the electoral registration system in 2014. The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 prov... Continue to article
Human Rights Committee press release The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) today publishes its Report on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill. While it accepts that there may be a ... Continue to article
Downing Street has defended text messages sent to illegal immigrants warning them that they had no right to stay in the UK. The Home Office came under fire from anti-racism campaigners after the texts , from private firm Capita, were in... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Business, innovation and skills questions (topicals at 10.15am) 10.30am: Business questions Main business Backbench business debates: (i) FCA redress scheme for mis-selling of interest rate swap derivative... Continue to article
Nick Herbert said the police watchdog’s assessment of the ‘Plebgate’ meeting between Andrew Mitchell and members of the Police Federation was “shocking” and raised a number of issues. “I do think this is shocking. I mean, firstly, it’s i... Continue to article
Peter Lilley and John Redwood have accused Ed Miliband for being responsible for the increase in energy bills when he was Climate Change Secretary. In a panel discussion on Sky News' Murnaghan, Climate Change Committee member Peter Lille... Continue to article
Central government funding of the police will be cut by 5% in 2012-13, Policing Minister Nick Herbert confirmed today.
In a Written Ministerial Statement today, Mr Herbert also prioritises counter-terrorism, making £564m available across the police authorities, and £600m available for security during the London Olympics.
Shadow Policing Minister David Hanson said: "This settlement is simply not good enough. Police forces are seeing their budgets cut by a further £700 million in real terms on top of last year’s cuts, and ultimately it is communities that are paying the price."
Police minister Nick Herbert has been accused of trying to silence police over public spending cuts. Mark Sweet, general secretary of the Lancashire Police Federation, described Mr Herbert's comment that "quieter" constables were make savings and ensuring frontline officers' jobs were safe, as "appalling". Mr Herbert said: "The thing that I am increasingly doing is noting the chief constables from forces who are delivering these savings, all requiring difficult decisions I accept, but delivering decisions in a way which actually is protecting the frontline service".
Labour have seized on Mr Herbert's comments, demanding their immediate withdrawal and an apology. Shadow Policing Minister Vernon Coaker said: "The arrogance of the Government's attacks on the police, coupled with their complacency over frontline losses, is a damning indictment of this Government and the Home Secretary.
Policing Minister Nick Herbert has confirmed that emergency laws will be brought forward to overturn a High Court ruling limiting police bail in England and Wales to a maximum of four days.
Policing minister Nick Herbert will be questioned by MPs about the police's network of undercover spies. Mr Herbert will attend a Home Affairs select committee session on the activities of officers such as Mark Kennedy, who spent seven years living as an environmental activist.
Michael Salter, David Cameron's broadcast advisor, has been named the UK's eighth most influential gay person by the Independent on Sunday. At number 11, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes was the highest placed MP to make the annual Pink List, whilst Nick Herbert, Angela Eagle and Lord Mandelson also feature.
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30/11/2013 on The Week in Westminster, BBC Radio 4
07/11/2013 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
23/10/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
15/10/2013 on PM, BBC Radio 4
30/09/2013 on Conservative party
29/09/2013 on Murnaghan, Sky News
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