International Co-operation to Combat Drug Trafficking

Security Minister James Brokenshire has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Peruvian Vice Interior Minister Ivan Vega Loncharich to enhance co-operation in the fight against organised drug trafficking.  The new agreement which was signed earlier today will strengthen joint working between the UK and Peru to combat cross-border drug smuggling.

Improving Prostate Cancer Care

James Brokenshire has given his support to Prostate Cancer UK’s work to raise standards of care provided to men with prostate cancer.  James joined other MPs at a special campaign event in Westminster to hear how a new quality checklist could help improve support and information. 

Budget boost for families, jobs and business

James Brokenshire has welcomed today’s Budget highlighting measures to help hard working families, support job creation and make the UK an attractive place for business in an increasingly competitive world economy.  The Chancellor also announced a new ‘help to buy’ scheme to help people looking to buy a new home.

Joining Forces to Combat Online Crime

New and innovative ways to tackle the threat from online crime were discussed at the first ever meeting of the Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership chaired by Security Minister James Brokenshire.  The new partnership, made up of Ministers, academics, industry experts and law enforcement aims to stay one step ahead of the criminals by sharing information and raising awareness among businesses and consumers.

B12 Bus Route Improvement

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that a Bexley bus service is to offer an extended Sunday service.  Transport for London have announced plans to improve the B12 bus route on Sundays by extending services to Joydens Wood after a long-running community campaign.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

James Brokenshire has heard from young job seekers about the positive benefits of work experience and apprenticeships during a visit to the Bexleyheath Job Centre Plus.  The session formed part of local events to mark Apprenticeship Week with the Prime Minister setting out his vision for it to become “the new norm” for young people to either go to university or start an apprenticeship.

Cracking Down on Online Crime

James Brokenshire has announced the creation of a new Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership to tackle the growing threat of organised and global cyber criminals. The new initiative will bringing together police, industry experts and academics in the new Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership to ensure police and other law enforcement agencies can stay one step ahead of online criminals.

Supporting Young People into Work

James Brokenshire has praised the work of Sidcup Rotary Club in offering guidance and advice to help young people get into work.  James took part in an advice session at the Bexleyheath JobCentrePlus to help a group of young job seekers improve their chances of securing employment.

James Brokenshire MP takes five to help researchers kill cancer

James Brokenshire has become a ‘citizen scientist’ to help Cancer Research UK fight cancer.  James took five minutes out to take a turn on the new Cell SliderTM website, which could help the charity to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Reducing Immigration

James Brokenshire has said that steps to reduce net migration to sustainable levels are working after new figures showed a further significant fall in numbers.  The Office of National Statistics reported this week that net migration has fallen by a third since the General Election.