Westminster News

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

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).