James Cleverly backs the Bill to enable to Government to trigger Article 50 and formally start the process of leaving the EU.
James was appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department on 13 November 2023.
He had served as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since September 2022, having previously served as Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Europe at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Minister for Middle East and North Africa and as joint Minister of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.
For details of his areas of responsibility visit his page on the Home Office section of the UK Government website.
James Cleverly backs the Defence Secretary on his decision not to release information that could jeopardise the security of the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent as it is not in the public or national interest to discuss these operations openly.
Following the Secretary of State for Defence’s statement on the Defence Estate, James Cleverly asks him about the future of MOD Wethersfield and seeks assurances for the future of high-tech security businesses, air cadet flying and the headquarters and training functions of the Ministry of Defence police.