Call on Iranian President to respect human rights

Mike has today joined with 119 other MPs in writing to the President of Iran, calling upon him to free Sakineh Ashtiani and to take responsibility for his commitments as a signatory to the International Declaration of Human Rights.

Henlys Corner improvement gets official go-ahead

Transport for London has today confirmed that the Henlys Corner junction improvement scheme will go ahead as planned.  The upgrade had been placed under review, along with all other TfL projects, until the Government’s spending plans were made clear.

New Alzheimer’s drugs on the NHS welcomed

Mike Freer MP has welcomed the National Institute for Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) decision to provide four new drugs to Alzheimer’s sufferers.  Mike is the Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alzheimer’s disease. 

Mike presses the case for Henlys Corner

Mike has met with senior members of Transport for London to push for the proposed upgrade of Henlys Corner to receive funding.  He was joined by the Leader of Barnet Council, Cllr Lynne Hillan, and the Chief Executive, Nick Walkey to emphasise the depth of feeling in Finchley and Golders Green.  

Redevelopment of Finchley Memorial Hospital gets Government go-ahead

Work to improve the hospital will begin after HM Treasury Ministers signed off funding.There had been concerns that due to the country’s financial position the project may have been delayed.  Construction will now move ahead, transforming the 1908 hospital into a state-of-the-art building equipped to provide a range of health care services to local people.  

£50m for new cancer drugs

Mike has welcomed the news the Coalition Government will be funding cancer drugs previously deemed ‘too expensive’ by Labour.

Government Ministers asked to recruit more Asian Civil Servants

Mike has quizzed Government Ministers about what they are doing to recruit more Black, Asian and ethnic minorities into the Civil Service.  In Parliament he asked the Minister for Women and Equalities, Lynne Featherstone, what action she was taking ‘on increasing recruitment to the Civil Service from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic people.’

Terrorism laws review welcomed

Mike Freer MP has welcomed the review into Labour’s anti-terrorism laws announced today by the Home Secretary.