Below is the text of the speech made by James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, at the Generating Good Growth in the Thames Estuary Conference held in Northfleet on 16th July 2019.
James Brokenshire met with the Senior Public Affairs Manager at Royal Mail to discuss their five-year strategy for Old Bexley and Sidcup and their transformation from a letters business that delivers parcels to a parcels-led business.
James Brokenshire has paid tribute to the commitment and dedication to those serving in the Armed Forces as he attended a special ceremony to raise the Armed Forces Day Flag outside the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath.
James Brokenshire visited Hurstmere School to celebrate the importance of PE and school sport to young people’s wellbeing. The school is one of thousands across the UK taking part in YST National School Sport Week 2019, which runs from 24 to 28 June.
James Brokenshire has welcomed the announcement that the UK will become the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming, as the Government introduces a new law to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
James Brokenshire has welcomed legislation to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. The Wild Animals in Circuses Bill means that circus operators in England will no longer be able to use wild animals as part of a travelling circus.