Trade Mission to India

James Brokenshire has led a large homeland security business delegation to Delhi and Hyderabad to strengthen ties between the UK and India.  The focus of the Security Minister’s trade mission was on promoting the UK security industry and furthering business links between the two countries in the security sector. 

EU Referendum

James Brokenshire has strongly endorsed Conservative proposals for a referendum on the UK’s EU membership.  The MP welcomed the commitment made by Prime Minister David Cameron that the next Conservative Manifesto will seek a mandate to negotiate a new settlement with the EU and then give the British people a referendum with a very simple in or out choice – stay in the EU on these new terms or come out altogether.

MPs to discuss hospital plans with Health Secretary

James Brokenshire will join MPs from across South London at a special meeting with the Secretary of State for Health on Monday to consider plans put forward by the special NHS Administrator for changes to local hospital services.  The Old Bexley & Sidcup MP will urge the Health Secretary to adopt plans to secure the future of Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup but voice concerns about the impact of closing Lewisham Hospital’s A&E Department.

Administrator endorses proposals for the future of Queen Mary’s Hospital

James Brokenshire has said that Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup can finally look to the future with confidence as a result of recommendations published this week.  The hospital looks set to be put under new NHS ownership as early as June with clinical services - including a new radiotherapy centre - being provided by a number of NHS organisations including King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trusts. 

New traineeships to give young people the skills they need

James Brokenshire has welcomed new plans to set up a Traineeship programme for young people.  The new programme will provide young people aged 16 to 24 with a tailor-made package of support that will give them the confidence, skills and experience to compete in the labour market with more experienced adults.

Laser Pen Menace to Flights

James Brokenshire has praised the Police in combatting the threat from pilots being dazzled by lights from laser pens being shone at arriving and departing aircraft at Gatwick Airport.

Showing Respect for Shopworkers

Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire has joined staff at The Co-operative Food store on Station Road, Sidcup, to back a campaign calling on shoppers to show respect for retail workers.

Have Your Say on Local Hospitals

James Brokenshire is calling for people to take part in the public consultation on the future of hospital services in South East London.  The MP’s message comes as the first of three formal public meetings in Bexley to discuss the special NHS Administrator’s recommendations is held this week.  The event which has been organised by Administrator Matthew Kershaw takes place on Tuesday night at The Boathouse in Danson Park.

Lest We Forget

James Brokenshire will mark Remembrance Sunday by attending the Civic Service of Remembrance at St John the Evangelist Church, Bexley where he will read a lesson.  James will then follow the Mayor of Bexley in laying a wreath at the war memorial in Bexley Village.