Seema Malhotra MP

Labour and Cooperative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston

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The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP, announced that the Government will push for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Seema Malhotra MP responds to Third Runway expansion at Heathrow

The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP, announced that the Government will push for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Read more

Seema Malhotra MP pledged her support for UK SAYS NO MORE to take a stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence and to urge the Government to do more to prevent domestic violence in the UK.

Seema Malhotra supports UK Says No More

Seema Malhotra MP pledged her support for UK SAYS NO MORE to take a stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence and to urge the Government to do more to... Read more

Seema Malhotra MP visited the London Ambulance Service in the week that they exited special measures.

Seema Malhotra visits London Ambulance Service

Seema Malhotra MP visited the London Ambulance Service in the week that they exited special measures. Read more

Today, the Committee on Exiting the European Union published its latest report on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Brexit Select Committee Report: Time is Running Out

Today, the Committee on Exiting the European Union published its latest report on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal. Read more

Seema Malhotra MP attended an event to raise awareness to encourage as many people from Asian backgrounds to register for stem cell donation.

Seema Malhotra supports more stem cell donor registration across ethnic communities

Seema Malhotra MP attended an event to raise awareness to encourage as many people from Asian backgrounds to register for stem cell donation. Read more

Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra has called upon Heathrow Airport to expand its Quieter Homes Initiative scheme that offers compensation to communities impacted by noise pollution from aircraft.

The Quieter Homes Initiative[i] covers approximately 1,200 homes located close to Heathrow which experience the highest level of aircraft noise. The current qualification for the scheme applies to properties that are within the 2011 69+Laeq noise contour. Homes within this contour are eligible for 100% financial compensation for the cost of soundproofing works.

The calculations for eligibility for the QHI scheme are based only on aircraft noise. There is no method through which other airport related noise is taken into account.

Further, many residents feel that the sole use of the noise contours (on which the level of compensation received is based) does not adequately reflect the reality of noise disturbance that they experience on a daily basis.[ii]

Seema Malhotra, MP for Feltham and Heston said, “It cannot be correct that residents living on the same street should be offered 50% less financial assistance for mitigation measures when they do not experience a 50% difference in noise pollution from aircraft.”

 “I have asked Heathrow to review the eligibility criteria for financial assistance and urged them to expand the scheme to ensure that communities negatively impacted by aircraft noise receive equal compensation.”

[i] Heathrow Noise Insulation schemes

https://www.heathrow.com/noise/what-you-can-do/apply-for-help/noise-insulation-schemes

[ii] Results of the updated 2017 Survey on Noise Attitudes (SoNA) report published by the CAA concludes that people experience significant annoyance at a much lower level.

https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP%201506%20FEB17.pdf

WHO guidance suggests that noise annoyance begins at 50 dBLAeq and this should apply as a minimum qualification for mitigation.

 

 

 

Seema Malhotra calls for more noise compensation for local residents

Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra has called upon Heathrow Airport to expand its Quieter Homes Initiative scheme that offers compensation to communities impacted by noise pollution from aircraft. The... Read more

The Labour Party in Hounslow increased its majority gaining two seats in the ward of Osterley Spring Grove.

Hounslow Local Election results 2018

The Labour Party in Hounslow increased its majority gaining two seats in the ward of Osterley Spring Grove. Read more

A letter to the Prime Minister, led by David Lammy MP, signed by Seema Malhotra MP and supported by over 200 MP's from 6 parties called for the rights of the Windrush Generation to be enshrined into law.

Letter to PM: Enshrine the Legal Rights for Windrush Generation

A letter to the Prime Minister, led by David Lammy MP, signed by Seema Malhotra MP and supported by over 200 MP's from 6 parties called for the rights of... Read more

Seema Malhotra MP and Tan Dhesi MP hosted a historical first meeting in the UK Parliament to highlight the campaign for direct flights between London and Amritsar by welcoming Gurjeet Singh Aujla MP.

Amritsar MP visits UK Parliament

Seema Malhotra MP and Tan Dhesi MP hosted a historical first meeting in the UK Parliament to highlight the campaign for direct flights between London and Amritsar by welcoming Gurjeet Singh Aujla MP.... Read more

Today, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP) released their report on an unannounced inspection of Feltham Young Offender’s Institute (FYOI) highlighting that the facility had “made excellent progress” since its last inspection, overseeing a big reduction in violence and boys being locked up throughout the school day over the past year. Seema Malhotra MP said it was "positive" but there still remained "a long way to go".

Feltham Young Offenders Report

Today, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP) released their report on an unannounced inspection of Feltham Young Offender’s Institute (FYOI) highlighting that the facility had “made excellent progress” since... Read more

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