Westminster News

Employment Tribunal reforms aimed to help boost jobs

James Brokenshire has welcomed new Government proposals to speed the resolution of employment disputes saying they will give firms greater confidence to take on staff.  The measures are contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which has just been introduced into the House of Commons.

Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister

James Brokenshire has met Abdurrahim Al-Keib, the Prime Minister of Libya to discuss the case of WPC Yvonne Fletcher who was murdered in 1984. The Minister for Crime and Security was joined by officers from the Metropolitan Police for the meeting at Lancaster House.

Strengthening the fight against serious crime

James Brokenshire has welcomed new proposals to step up the fight against organised crime with the creation of a new National Crime Agency (NCA). The details were published in a new Crime and Courts Bill which will be considered by Parliament shortly.

Leaving Nothing to Chance on Olympic Security

James Brokenshire uses keynote speech to underline that Olympic security preparations remain on track as the countdown to the opening ceremony of “the Greatest Sporting Show on Earth” enters its final 6 months. 

Co-operation to Combat Drugs

James Brokenshire will reiterate the British Government’s pledge to work with Peru in the joint fight against drugs and crime during a visit to the country next week. 

EU Treaty Veto

James Brokenshire has given his support to the Prime Minister’s decision to exercise Britain’s veto at the recent EU summit on the current Eurozone crisis