Hazel Blears

Former Labour MP for Salford and Eccles

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Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 23 Mar 2015

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Worcester (Mr Walker). Perhaps he has caught a bit of the virus of optimism bias this evening, but it was a pleasure to hear what he had to say. This is probably my last chance to speak in Parliament. I am sorry that it sounds to colleagues like a series of valedictory speeches, but we are all taking our opportunity, which I want to use to talk...
  • Deaths in Mental Health Settings 27 Feb 2015

    I am grateful to the hon. Member for Broxbourne (Mr Walker) for raising this issue in the House. Clearly, it is a matter of significance to our communities. Is the Minister aware of the excellent work being done by Greater Manchester police and by the chief constable, Peter Fahy, around the whole issue of mental health? Sir Peter is very concerned that his officers do not have the necessary...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Programme (No.3): Clause 1 — Seizure of passports etc from persons suspected of involvement in terrorism 10 Feb 2015

    First, I should like to place on the record my thanks to the Minister for Security and Immigration, the hon. Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup (James Brokenshire), who is not in his place this evening, for his conduct of the debate on this Bill; he has been open, inclusive and generous. Very often, he has listened and genuinely responded to the points that all Members have made. I also wish to...

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Salford and Eccles

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Salford

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
  • Armed Forces: Education
  • Dementia
  • Reparation By Offenders
  • Graduates: Work Experience

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (1 Aug 2006 to 31 Jul 2007)
  • Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) and Labour Party Chair (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Aug 2004 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety) (13 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (15 Jul 1997 to 3 Feb 1998)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
6 June 2014, £75 for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 2 July 2014)
1 October 2014, £75 for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 15 October 2014)
18 November 2014, £75 for opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 4 December 2014)
1 March 2015, £75 for November 2014 opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 16 March 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: CH2M Hill UK Ltd
Address of donor: 43 Brook Green, London W6 7EF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in sponsoring a reception for leading figures in public life.
Date of receipt of donation: 25 February 2015
Date of acceptance of donation: 25 February 2015
Donor status: company, registration 02533469
(Registered 24 March 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Shaikh Daij Avenue, Manama, Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £4,630, accommodation £797, total £5,427
Destination of visit: Bahrain
Date of visit: 12-16 April 2014
Purpose of visit: to discuss governance, security and human rights issues and promote UK-Bahraini relations.
(Registered 27 May 2014)
Name of donor: University of Salford
Address of donor: Faraday House, Salford M5 4WT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flight costing £335.49 and hotel costing £330; £665.49 in total
Destination of visit: Isle of Man
Date of visit: 10-11 April 2014
Purpose of visit: In support of promotion of work of University of Salford
(Registered 9 June 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Member (unremunerated) of Advisory Board, Big Society Capital Bank, from 1 November 2013. (Registered 5 December 2013)

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