International Credit Unions Day 2012 Speech

It is a great pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate International Credit Unions Day. And it is a particular pleasure to be here alongside Simon Hughes and Roy [Lord] Kennedy. The all-party group works very well across the parties and credit unions do have great goodwill right across the House.

Campaign on road noise along the A3

Damian Hinds has pledged to continue to make the case for better noise mitigation along the A3 in East Hampshire. For many households, noise from the road is an ongoing problem.

Damian Hinds says it's time to call time on pub closures

Damian Hinds has spoken out on the need to do more to defend our pubs. Speaking in a debate in the House of Commons, Damian underlined the importance of pubs, praising them as community hubs and part of the fabric of our towns and villages. He also held them up as examples of hard working small businesses which needed support in these tougher economic times.

Damian Hinds helps launch Big Energy Week

Damian Hinds has hosted an event in the House of Commons to launch Big Energy Week, a campaign by the Citizens Advice Bureau, to raise awareness of how they can help households save money on their rising fuel bills.

Commuter trains to get longer

The Secretary of State for Transport, Teresa Villiers, has announced that the Government has reached an agreement with South West Trains to provide an additional 60 carriages on services to and from London Waterloo and bring Waterloo Station’s International Terminal back into use.

Damian Hinds presses Minister on septic tanks register

Local MP Damian Hinds has written to the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs urgently asking for clarification of Environment Agency rules on the registration of private septic tanks.

Damian Hinds backs credit unions and post offices

Damian Hinds has given his backing to an innovative scheme to make credit union services available at every Post Office counter across the country. At an event he hosted as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions with the Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL), Damian Hinds pledged to support the proposed link-up in Parliament as other MPs came to learn more about the scheme.

Damian Hinds leads Westminster Hall debate on unauthorised developments

Damian Hinds led a House of Commons debate in Westminster Hall yesterday on illegal and unauthorised developments and sites in the countryside. More than twenty other MPs attended to support Mr Hinds in his representations to Communities and Local Government Minister Andrew Stunell.