Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service

Nick Hurd MP

Biography

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.

Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service

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

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Civil Society)

    • 2010 to 2014

Announcements

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  1. Major expansion of HMIC to take on inspection of fire and rescue in England

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

    • Speech
  3. Sale of Green Investment Bank

    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Green Investment Bank to boost support for low carbon projects as government confirms sale to Macquarie

    • Press release
  5. Clean energy projects receive £24 million to keep towns warm

    • News story
  6. Government Ministers visiting Wales as part of Industrial Strategy engagement programme

    • Press release
  7. Innovation to drive affordable energy and clean growth under Industrial Strategy

    • News story
  8. Minister Nick Hurd announces £5 million towards Redcar Growth Zone

    • News story
  9. UK car production accelerates to highest level for 17 years

    • News story
  10. Ministers discuss Brexit with the automotive industry

    • News story