Westminster News

Harsh Consequences for Drugs Smugglers

James Brokenshire has warned of the severe consequnces of smuggling drugs during a visit to Sarita Colonia jail in Peru. The Minister for Crime Prevention spoke with UK citizens convicted for drugs offences about their experiences and saw for himself the harsh conditions in the prison. They included one prisoner who is serving six years and eight months for trafficking cocaine.

Royal Navy Praise

James Brokenshire has praised the work of the Royal Navy in stopping illegal drugs reaching the UK during a visit to HMS Portland in Lima.  Speaking to the crew of the frigate the Minister for Crime Prevention thanked the crew for their service and professionalism as the vessel commenced work on anti-narcotics patrols in the Carribean. 

Combating Youth Violence in Greater London

James Brokenshire has underlined the Government's commitment to tackling serious youth violence during a Commons debate.  The Home Office Minister said that violent crime remained a stubborn feature of our society and that a range of measures were required.

Crackdown on Stolen Mobile Phones

Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire has launched a new code of practice to regulate how mobile phone recycling companies check to see if the phones they buy are stolen.  The code will see mobile phone recycling companies check the details of every phone they are offered against a national database, which lists mobile phones that have been blocked, stolen or voluntarily registered.

Brokenshire visits Rothbury

Home Office minister James Brokenshire has shown his support to the town devastated by the actions of Raoul Moat.

Deaf Awareness Week

To mark Deaf Awareness Week (28 June - 4 July 2010), James Brokenshire MP is supporting leading charities and calling on his constituents to help remove communication barriers faced by people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Brokenshire announces NRG-1 to be Class B Drug

Naphyrone - often advertised as 'NRG1' - and its related compounds are to be banned and made Class B drugs, Minister for Crime Prevention James Brokenshire announced today.

Brokenshire warns festivals over 'legal highs'

James Brokenshire has asked organisers of summer music festivals to warn people about the dangers of so-called 'legal highs'.  The Minister for Crime Prevention has written to the organisers of the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, as well as other popular music festivals, asking them to be aware of the dangers of drugs that are known as 'legal' or 'herbal' highs.

Dealing with Drugs Offences

Tackling drug misuse and reducing the impact of drug-related crime is a key priority for the Home Office, James Brokenshire emphasised today on a visit to Kent. The minister - who has responsibility for crime prevention - met with police in Gravesend to see the success they have had tackling prolific offenders with drug addictions on the Kings Farm Estate.