Harlow MP Robert Halfon pays tribute to work of Land Sheriffs in suicide prevention

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to pay tribute to Harlow firm Land Sheriffs.

Mr Halfon said: “I refer Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests in terms of support for my local party association.

“I have recently tabled written questions on suicide prevention on the railways; earlier in November, a person in my constituency sadly died after being hit by a train.

“Will my hon. Friend pay tribute to Land Sheriffs, a Harlow-based security company which, through its railway security programme, has intervened and prevented close to 300 suicides on the railways across England?

Minister of State for Health and Social Care, Edward Agar MP said:

“As my right hon. Friend mentioned, he has recently tabled a number of written questions on this issue, which I look forward to responding to in a timely fashion.

“I am happy to pay tribute to Land Sheriffs in his constituency for its impressive work in helping to tackle and prevent suicide on the railways. I know that the Minister for Patient Safety, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention will be very interested to hear about its work.

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