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Spring Statement 2019

James Brokenshire has welcomed the Chancellor’s Spring Budget Statement, which included extra police funding to tackle knife crime, new investment in education, and measures that accelerate the shift to a clean economy.  

James Brokenshire Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 Speech

Below is the text of the speech made by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 held in London on 27 January 2019.

James announces £13 million new funding for parks

Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire has confirmed today that councils across the country are to benefit from more than £13 million funding to breathe new life in to our green spaces for the benefit of all.

James concerned over Bexleyheath Train Line suspension

James Brokenshire has expressed his concern and need for urgent action to be taken over the Bexleyheath Line suspension which is expected to be closed until the weekend due to a landslip at Barnehurst.

James re-opens Community Room at Hope Community School

James Brokenshire joined the Deputy Lieutenant for Bexley to re-open the Community Room at Hope Community School after an extensive refurbishment. The Community Room is a space for pupils, teachers and parents to engage with each other, as well as for the wider community’s use.

James welcomes record high in employment

James Brokenshire has welcomed the positive news that employment has reached the highest level on records with wages rising at their fastest pace in a decade.