Westminster News

Missing People Strategy

James Brokenshire unveils the new Government 'missing' strategy to provide more effective prevention, protection and provision for missing adults and children and the families they leave behind

Providing Help in Tough Times

Building a stronger economy.  Protecting the UK from instability. Helping families with the cost of living.  James Brokenshire welcomes the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement.

Cutting Crime and Promoting Business Online

James Brokenshire endorses new measures to protect the public and businesses from online attacks and promote economic growth at the launch of the new UK Cyber Security Strategy. 

Joining forces to fight fraud

Thirty-seven organisations joined forces today to launch ‘Fighting Fraud Together’, a new strategy that aims to reduce fraud - a crime estimated to cost the UK £38 billion every year.

Ending Immigration Rule Abuses

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that the Government is examining changes to the immigration rules to end the abuse of ‘the right to a family life’, which often prevents the removal of foreign nationals who have been convicted of a criminal offence or breached immigration law. 

New Responsibilities

The Home Secretary has announced that James Brokenshire will take over responsibility for security and counter-terrorism in the Home Office.  James's new brief will include security for the London Olympic Games.

Safeguarding Children

James Brokenshire has said that the UK's ability to protect children from harm will be further strengthened when the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) becomes part of the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Anti-social behaviour activists meet minister

People with experience of standing up to anti-social behaviour on their street shared their views on how to deal with the problem at a special roundtable meeting with James Brokenshire.  Among those who attended the central London meeting were Maureen Tennison, Asher Nardone and Norman Rochester who have all made a stand against trouble in their neighbourhood.

Rail Minister Presses for Improvements on Southeastern

James Brokenshire has welcomed comments by Rail Minister Theresa Villiers that Southeastern Trains should be more responsive to its customers and improve performance on local rail services. Ms Villiers comments came during a Parliamentary debate secured by Bexleyheath & Crayford MP David Evennett on current poor performance on local train services.

New streamlined approach to anti-social behaviour

Councils, police and other local agencies will be forced to support victims of persistent anti-social behaviour (ASB) as part of plans to give them better tools and powers outlined by Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire.