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Switching to a Better Energy Deal

James Brokenshire has welcomed action to help consumers get the best available deal on their gas and electricity bills.  Speaking on the BBC Sunday Politics, James highlighted a new London wide scheme supported by Bexley Council to help local households secure the best available tariff as well as Government proposals to force energy companies to move customers onto less expensive contracts.

Rugby Club Development

James Brokenshire saw the next phase of work to improve the clubhouse facilities at the Dartfordians Rugby Football Club during a visit to their ground in Bexley Village on Saturday.  James also cheered on the club’s 1st XV to a win in their latest home game against Cranbrook to stay top of the Shepherd Neame Kent 1 League.

Making CCTV Systems More Effective

James Brokenshire has underlined the potential benefits of the use of CCTV systems to combat crime in local communities.   The Minister’s comments came as the Government published a new code of practice to encourage more effective use of surveillance camera systems and to ensure they are proportionate and more focused on aiding the fight against crime.

Remembering the Holocaust

James Brokenshire MP has signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died during the Holocaust.

Boosting Bexley Businesses Online

Over sixty Bexley business people heard how to promote their firms online and increase opportunities for sales at a special Google workshop in Sidcup on Friday.  James Brokenshire co-hosted the event at the New Community Church and underlined the increasing importance of the digital economy to promoting growth and creating jobs.

Supporting Same Sex Marriage

James Brokenshire has said that he will be supporting measures to introduce same sex marriage when the legislation is considered in Parliament this week. Whilst recognising the legitimate views of those who oppose the change, James believes that the proposals will strengthen rather than weaken the institution of marriage.

Queen Mary’s Hospital Plans Confirmed

James Brokenshire has welcomed the announcement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to give the green light to plans to secure the future of Queen Mary’s Hospital.  Under the proposals Queen Mary’s would be put under new NHS ownership with clinical services - including a new radiotherapy centre - being provided by a number of NHS organisations.

Combating Aggressive Bailiffs

James Brokenshire has welcomed news that the law will be changed to give vulnerable people stronger protection from aggressive bailiffs.  Under new legislation to clean up the industry safeguards will prevent bailiffs from using force against people who owe money and they will also no longer have free reign to fix their own fees, as new set costs are brought in. 

Google workshop to help boost local firms online

James Brokenshire MP will co-host a Google workshop in Sidcup offering local firms free advice and tips from a team of experts on how to make the most of the Internet and grow a business online.  The workshop is part of Google’s drive to help small businesses grow using the Internet and to help business owners harness new ‘e-skills.’