John Healey MP

John Healey MP (Labour). Financial Secretary, HM Treasury. Prior to entering Parliament was:

  • Director of Communications at the TUC (1994 - 1997)
  • Head of Campaigns and Communications at MSF (1992 - 1994)
  • Tutor, Open University Business School (1991 - 1993)
  • Charity Campaigns Manager (1983 - 1992)

Member of Amnesty International, CPAG, WDM and Liberty. A member of the All Party Internet Group. Member of EURIM

Intellectual Property

Written answer Intellectual Property 14 June 2007

In the 2006 pre-Budget report, the Government made clear that it intends to take forward all of the recommendations of the Gowers Review for which it is responsible. Significant progress has been achieved since then, and the Government is working to implement the majority of the recommendations by the end of 2008.



2005-11-08 - The Register - Dot-coms' VAT-swerve hurts small biz
Author: John Oates
Summary: John Healey, finance secretary at the Treasury, told a select committee in February that the loophole was already costing the country £80m a year and this was expected to rise to £200m in two years. CDs, DVDs and contact lenses are among the most popular items sold.
2003-12-1 - The Register - Customs swoop on £25m chips-to-gold VAT gang
Summary: John Healey MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, who chaired the meeting, has this to say on the subject. "VAT missing trader fraud is not a victimless crime. It costs around £2.5 billion a year, lines the pockets of criminals and robs the honest taxpayer. Customs continues to demonstrate that its law enforcement capability can be a match for the serious gangsters who are now engaged in serious fiscal crime."
2003-02-28 - - MP backs cyber-surgery experiment
Summary: A Labour MP is set to boost online democracy by holding a surgery for constituents on the internet. John Healey's Wentworth constituents are being invited to take part in a trial that will test how the internet can improve contact between MPs and the public.
2002-06-20 - Computer Weekly - Eurim to give IT users a voice in Westminster
Author: John Riley
Summary: Stephen Timms and John Healey, who are both Eurim members, were recently promoted to e-commerce minister and economic secretary to the Treasury, respectively.