James Brokenshire

Part of Speaker's Statement – in the House of Commons at 12:47 pm on 20th October 2021.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Father of the House of Commons 12:47 pm, 20th October 2021

On 30 April 2018, Mr Speaker said:

“It sounds as though mealtimes chez Brokenshire were enormous fun.”—[Official Report, 30 April 2018; Vol. 640, c. 6.]

That was when James said that he used to discuss local government with his father when his father was the chief executive in the borough that I then served. In that debate, James used seven words to describe his father, saying that he had a sense of

“focus and dedication as a public servant.”—[Official Report, 30 April 2018; Vol. 640, c. 10.]

James learned that lesson. He also said that private leaseholders should not have the costs of fire remediation passed on to them. In order to fulfil his dedication as Housing Minister, I invite the Chancellor and the Prime Minister to discuss how that can be fulfilled, because at the moment those costs are being passed on to those leaseholders.