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MP backs Katie Price's anti cyber-bullying campaign

2 May 2017

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert is backing an anti cyber-bullying campaign started by his constituent, TV personality Katie Price.


MP: end automatic early release of prisoners

26 February 2014

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for an end to the automatic early release of offenders from prison, and for a greater role for magistrates in delivering neighbourhood justice.


MP calls for action to protect endangered animals

10 February 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for concerted action to protect elephants, tigers and rhinos, and other animals, from the criminal trade which threatens them.


MP highlights metal theft problem as Bill passes in Parliament

18 February 2013
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited St Nicholas Church in Bramber on Friday (8 February) to highlight the growing problem of metal theft.  The church became a victim of the crime 18 months ago when lead was stripped from its war memorial.


MP and PCC Candidate call for tougher action on illegal traveller sites

12 November 2012

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert and Conservative Police & Crime Commissioner Candidate for Sussex Katy Bourne have urged tougher action on travellers who cause a nuisance to local communities.


Nick Herbert supports local neighbourhood policing

20 December 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Arundel Police Station on Friday (17 December) to meet a local Police Community Support Officer and express his support for their role in neighbourhood policing.


Offenders must "face consequences" for crimes

24 June 2010
Offenders must “face the consequences” for the crimes they commit if public confidence in the criminal justice system is to be restored, says Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert.


Nick Herbert appointed Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice

24 May 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has been appointed Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice in the new coalition Government.


Five murderers have absconded from Ford Prison

8 April 2010
Official figures obtained by Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert show that five murderers have absconded from Ford Open Prison since 2007.


"21st century alternative to clip around the ear" to tackle anti-social behaviour

6 July 2009
Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling was in Poling on Thursday afternoon (2 July) to speak to local members of the Conservative Party.


Failures at Ford prison cause for real concern

7 May 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has commented on another damning report on Ford Prison, saying that it is failing to provide adequate security and is not preparing prisoners for the outside world.


On patrol with the wardens in Steyning

21 April 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert went on patrol with the neighbourhood wardens in Steyning on Friday night (17 April) and visited some of the main “trouble-spots” for anti-social behaviour.


Nick Herbert visits challenge programme for young offenders

16 March 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited the Lodge Hill Centre at Watersfield on Friday morning (13 March) to see how a programme is helping to turn around the lives of young offenders.


Nick Herbert criticises "ludicrous" head massages for police staff

5 January 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has criticised the decision of Sussex Police to spend thousands of pounds on Indian head massages for its call centre staff, saying that it “beggars belief”.


MPs, councillors and police unite against anti-social behaviour

4 November 2008
Local MPs, councillors and the police joined forces last week in a unique meeting to discuss the issue of anti-social behaviour in West Sussex villages.


Prisoners should 'earn' their release

7 October 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has announced plans to scrap the automatic early release of prisoners and introduce a new system of ‘Earned Release’ in prisons in England and Wales.


Nick Herbert meets local police commanders to discuss antisocial behaviour in villages

16 July 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met with local police commanders on Friday afternoon (11 July) to discuss concerns raised by residents of Pulborough and Storrington about antisocial behaviour.


Suspend contract for 'secret' bail hostels

14 July 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for the suspension of a private contract to house prisoners in the community following claims from a ‘whistleblower’ that the public are being put at risk.


Zero tolerance for knife crime

1 June 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to knife crime following a spate of violent incidents across the country.


Nick Herbert: "public at risk" as violent prisoners abscond

9 May 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert appeared on the BBC’s Panorama programme on Monday evening (5 May) to highlight the risk posed by violent offenders who are walking out of open jails.


Nick Herbert visits local rape crisis centre

28 April 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert paid a visit to the LifeCentre in Chichester on Friday afternoon (25 April).


35 prisoners still at large

3 March 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has commented on figures published by the Ministry of Justice last month which show that 35 prisoners who have absconded from Ford Prison since 2004-5 are still at large in the community.


Residents win victory against Arundel bail hostel

21 January 2008
A proposed bail hostel in Arundel will not be opened following strong objections from the local community.


177 prisoners released early from Ford Prison

3 December 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has condemned the early release of 177 prisoners from Ford Prison, claiming that the Government is “giving criminals a break.”


Nick Herbert meets top US police chief

17 September 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has met with Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton to learn from his success in tackling violent crime.


An Interview with ConservativeHome.com

23 August 2007
Nick speaks to the online conservative forum, ConservativeHome.com.


Nick Herbert calls for action following knife attacks

3 August 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for new action to tackle violent crime after a spate of stabbings on the Sussex coast.


17 prisoners released early from Ford Open Prison

19 July 2007
Figures revealed in a Parliamentary Statement on Monday (16 July) show that 17 prisoners have been released early from Ford Open Prison as part of the Government’s attempts to ease prison overcrowding.


Nick Herbert appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

4 July 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has been appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice by the Conservative Party Leader, David Cameron.


Shadow Prisons Minister visits Ford Prison

18 April 2007
Shadow Prisons Minister Edward Garnier QC visited Ford Prison this week as part of the Conservative Party’s policy development process.


Nick Herbert's plan to put police officers back on the beat

4 April 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has set out new proposals for a major shake-up of police forces to get officers back onto the beat.


Governor pledges more information on Ford Prison following Minister's visit

26 March 2007
Prisons Minister Gerry Sutcliffe visited Ford Prison last week, prompting the Governor to promise that more information would be provided on prisoner escapes in future.


Demand for action following claims that teenagers are passing drugs into Ford Prison

12 March 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has written to Gerry Sutcliffe, the Minister for Prisons, demanding an investigation into claims that teenagers are being used to traffic drugs into Ford Prison.


Call for "fundamental rethink" of Government's approach to anti-social behaviour

22 January 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called on the Government to rethink its approach to the problem of anti-social behaviour.


Nick Herbert condemns cuts in Police Community Support Officers

1 December 2006
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has condemned the Government’s decision this week to abandon a manifesto pledge to recruit 24,000 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) by March 2008.


Murderers among absconders from Ford Prison

21 November 2006
New figures revealed in a Home Office reply to a question tabled by Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert show that at least 70 prisoners have absconded from Ford Open Prison since the beginning of the year, and over a third of them remain at large.


Home Office admits that foreign nationals are being returned to Ford Prison

7 November 2006
New figures revealed in a Home Office reply to a question tabled by Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert show that 19 of the 142 foreign national inmates who were removed from Ford Prison in May have been returned to the prison.


Sussex Police short-changed by Government

31 October 2006
Commenting on the Government’s announcement of the money that it will reimburse Sussex Police for the costs it incurred during the abandoned police mergers project, Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert, said:


Confidential document reveals plans to build Category C Prison at Ford

9 October 2006
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has expressed concern after a leaked confidential document revealed that the Governor of Ford Prison, Fiona Radford, has offered Ford Prison as the possible location for a Category C prison.


Police force amalgamations will mean higher council tax bills or cuts in policing

8 February 2006
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has warned that the Government’s planned creation of regional police forces will be paid for through higher council tax bills in West Sussex or cuts in policing.


Nick Herbert appointed Shadow Minister for Police Reform

13 December 2005
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has been appointed Shadow Minister for Police Reform by the new Conservative Party Leader, David Cameron.


media library

Articles

Dachau

6 January 2011


Speeches

Second Reading of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

13 December 2010


Police Funding

8 December 2010


Nick Herbert urges students to think twice before attending demonstrations

3 December 2010


Policing

2 December 2010


PACE (Stop and Search)

1 December 2010


Reform of policing and alcohol licensing

1 December 2010


Police reform and funding

28 November 2010


Videos

APA Annual Conference 2010: Part 1

24 November 2010


APA Annual Conference 2010: Part 2

24 November 2010


Public Disorder (NUS Rally)

11 November 2010


Nick condemns "hard core" minority for violence at NUS Rally

11 November 2010


Police must be crime fighters, not form writers

17 October 2010


Policing

15 October 2010


PC Public will bring down crime

3 October 2010


Nick's Week

30 September 2010


US trip

23 September 2010


Nick's week, 16 September 2010

16 September 2010


Use the Force

26 August 2010


Webchat hosted by the Number Ten website

2 August 2010


Police spending

23 July 2010


The Big Society

22 July 2010


Criminal Justice Reform

23 June 2010


Policing

21 May 2010


Prisoner release

4 September 2009


Yobs

28 August 2009


Prisons with a reforming purpose

9 July 2009


Lodge Hill

19 March 2009


Gaza

2 January 2009


Nick responds to Justice Secretary's statement on transparency in the family courts

17 December 2008


Justice Questions, December 2008

9 December 2008


Nick responds to the Queen's Speech on Home Affairs and Justice, December 2008

4 December 2008


Human Rights, December 2008

4 December 2008


Justice Committee, November 2008

25 November 2008


'Rights without responsibilities - a decade of the Human Rights Act'

24 November 2008


Debate on the Information Commissioner's Salary

24 November 2008


The Human Rights Act has unleashed a culture of grievance

9 November 2008


Nick's Week, November 2008

6 November 2008


Hate Crime - Speech to the Criminal Bar Association

3 November 2008


Justice Questions, October 2008

28 October 2008


Transcript of a Speech to the Prison Governors' Association

8 October 2008


Speech to the Conservative Party Conference

30 September 2008


Prison reform is a great Conservative cause

30 September 2008


Nick Herbert: You Ask The Questions

29 September 2008


Prisons, September 2008

1 September 2008


Abolishing prison won't stop crime

27 July 2008


Justice Questions, July 2008

15 July 2008


Community work for knife crime is crazy

15 July 2008


Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill

8 July 2008


Nick responds to the Democracy Taskforce's proposals on the West Lothian Question

1 July 2008


Nick responds to the Justice Secretary's statement on witness anonymity

26 June 2008


Zimbabwe, June 2008

26 June 2008


Drugs in Prison

22 June 2008


Opposition Day Debate on sentencing policy and the early release of offenders

17 June 2008


42 Days

12 June 2008


Justice Questions, June 2008

10 June 2008


We need a genuine zero tolerance of knife crime

1 June 2008


The Government's reform agenda: Third Act or Final Curtain

12 May 2008


Judicial Activism

18 April 2008


Crime

17 April 2008


Nick's Week, March 2008

20 March 2008


Prisons, March 2008

6 March 2008


Nick's Week, February 2008

21 February 2008


Police

7 February 2008


Justice Questions, January 2008

29 January 2008


Nick's Week, January 2008

24 January 2008


Clearsprings - Arundel

18 January 2008


Nick responds to the Justice Secretary's statement

7 January 2008


Mental Health

3 January 2008


Early Prisoner Release

12 December 2007


Debate on Carter Report

6 December 2007


Opposition Day Debate on the Prison System

29 November 2007


Prisons, November 2007

29 November 2007


Prison Reform

26 November 2007


Prisons with a Purpose

24 November 2007


Nick responds to the Queen's Speech on Home Affairs and Justice, November 2007

7 November 2007


Parliament is back

11 October 2007


Criminal Justice Bill

8 October 2007


US police have the right idea

24 September 2007


Visit to Los Angeles Police Department

6 September 2007


Human Rights, August 2007

24 August 2007


Europe's most violent nation

19 August 2007


West Lothian Question

16 August 2007


Democracy, August 2007

9 August 2007


Knife Crime

31 July 2007


Parliamentary Diary

26 July 2007


Penal Reform

26 July 2007


Spin

14 June 2007


Parliamentary Delegation to Israel

31 May 2007


CCTV

24 May 2007


Police Federation Conference

17 May 2007


Sex attack suspects skip bail - The Argus

23 April 2007


Prison inmates found with Viagra - The Argus

21 April 2007


Policing for the People

5 April 2007


We must let our police make the streets safer again

3 April 2007


The Budget

22 March 2007


Political Correctness

8 March 2007


Islamic Extremism

1 February 2007


Animal Rights

25 January 2007


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