Ministerial role

Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • police finance and resourcing
  • police reform and governance
  • police representative groups
  • police pay and pensions
  • police workforce
  • the Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • Policing and Crime Bill
  • police integrity and transparency (including HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, police powers)
  • emergency services collaboration
  • firearms
  • single infrastructure policing
  • crime statistics
  • national fire policy (including fire safety)
  • Grenfell Tower victims work
  • Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser
  • national resilience and fire programmes
  • localism and reform
  • workforce pay and pensions and industrial relations
  • extradition
  • mutual legal assistance
  • EU criminal justice (including Europol, Eurojust, Prüm and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office)
  • Interpol
  • foreign criminality
  • security industry engagement

Current role holder: Nick Hurd MP

Nick Hurd was appointed Minister of State at the Home Office on 12 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in May 2010.

Education

Nick studied at Eton College before graduating from Oxford University.

Political career

Nick served as the Minister for Civil Society from May 2010 until July 2014, during which time he led the work on setting up the National Citizen Service and Big Society Capital. He was a Minister in the Department for International Development from November 2015 until July 2016, where his portfolio included climate/environment, and leadership of the Energy Africa campaign.

Before entering Government, Nick was a member of Environment Audit Select Committee and led work on climate change policy for the Conservative Party Quality of Life Policy Group, chaired by Lord Deben. He served on the House Of Commons Climate Change Bill Committee and the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill. He was a member of the Globe International Parliamentary network for Climate Change and sponsored the Sustainable Communities Act as a Private Members Bill.

In 2016, Nick won the Green Ribbon Parliamentarian of the year (MP).

Career outside politics

Nick spent 18 years in business, including 5 years representing a British bank in Brazil. He has been a trustee of the Greenhouse Schools charity and currently serves as a governor of Coteford Junior School.

Personal life

Nick is married and has 6 children.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP

    • 2016 to 2017

Announcements

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  1. Consultation launched on laws around antique firearms

    • Press release
  2. Home Office to review air weapons regulation in England and Wales

    • News story
  3. Nominations open for 2017 awards celebrating police volunteers

    • Press release
  4. Essex PCC to take on responsibility of local fire and rescue service

    • Press release
  5. Major expansion of HMIC to take on inspection of fire and rescue in England

    • Press release
  6. Fire Safety Conference 2017: Fire Minister’s speech

    • Speech
  7. Home Office funds PCCs to support further police and fire collaboration

    • News story
  8. UK policing forum considers way ahead for international policing

    • News story
  9. Champions League final policing bolstered by £1.4million UK Government grant

    • Press release
  10. 28 day pre-charge bail limit comes into force

    • Press release