Prime minister and cabinet arrive in Suffolk

PRIME Minister David Cameron arrived in Ipswich today with the rest of his cabinet for a regional cabinet meeting.

They travelled from London in two standard class carriages on the 8.30am train from Liverpool Street which arrived in town bang on time.

Mr Cameron, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Home Secretary Theresa May were escorted into limousines, but the rest of the cabinet were ushered into a fleet of minibuses which took them to their cabinet meeting at Martlesham Heath.

David Cameron spoke of the importance of revitalising British manufacturing as he led the Cabinet away-day.

The Prime Minister toured Adastral Park, BT's innovation and development centre, this morning before chairing a Cabinet meeting on the site.


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After the hour-and-a-half meeting, ministers will tour schemes across East Anglia.

Mr Cameron said: 'This is a great opportunity to get the Cabinet out of London and understand the issues affecting this important region.

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'Whether it is the Justice Secretary visiting community payback schemes or the Education Secretary visiting schools, this is a very useful opportunity for us all.'

The visits include Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg touring the Colchester Institute, where he will set out the Government's commitment to getting young people into education or work.

He will meet business leaders, see classes in action and speak to students.

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke will be visiting Ipswich town centre, where he will see offenders cleaning graffiti from public spaces.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith will visit Ingeus, a work programme provider in Colchester, where he will speak to jobseekers and staff.

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