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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.
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.
6 January 2011
Second Reading of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill
13 December 2010
8 December 2010
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
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
15 October 2010
PC Public will bring down crime
3 October 2010
30 September 2010
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
23 July 2010
The Big Society
22 July 2010
Criminal Justice Reform
23 June 2010
21 May 2010
4 September 2009
28 August 2009
Prisons with a reforming purpose
9 July 2009
19 March 2009
2 January 2009
Justice Questions, December 2008
9 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
Zimbabwe, June 2008
26 June 2008
Drugs in Prison
22 June 2008
12 June 2008
Justice Questions, June 2008
10 June 2008
We need a genuine zero tolerance of knife crime
1 June 2008
18 April 2008
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
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
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
26 November 2007
Prisons with a Purpose
24 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
31 July 2007
26 July 2007
26 July 2007
14 June 2007
Parliamentary Delegation to Israel
31 May 2007
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
22 March 2007
8 March 2007
1 February 2007
25 January 2007
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