Architects urge new housing secretary to ‘keep up momentum’

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Calls for James Brokenshire to maintain focus on quality

RIBA president Ben Derbyshire has welcomed new housing secretary James Brokenshire into the sector, but urged him to maintain the momentum on quality begun under predecessor Sajid Javid.

Some architects reacted wearily to the news that Sajid Javid was being reshuffled away from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to the Home Office – paving the way for the department’s fourth secretary of state in three years.

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