Westminster News

Missing Persons

James Brokenshire has highlighted Government action to respond to runaways and missing children and adults during a Parliamentary debate. The Minister for Crime Prevention emphasized the importance he placed on improving current measures highlighting a number of steps which have already been implemented by the Coalition Government.

ID Fraud Awareness

James Brokenshire has given his backing to efforts to raise awareness of how to reduce the risk of having your personal details mis-used.  Speaking at a special event in Bexley to mark National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, James said that the greater use of technology had increased the challenges and the means by which fraudsters could harvest and exchange stolen data.

Easing Dartford Crossing Congestion

The Department for Transport has announced measures to improve traffic flows across the Dartford River Crossing. In a statement issued alongside the Comprehensive Spending Review it was revealed that the Department will embark on an assessment of the options for future capacity increases at Dartford, funded by toll charges.

Cutting Crimes Against Business

James Brokenshire has underlined the importance of tackling crimes against business and how Government reforms will support this work in a speech to representatives from the retail industry.

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.