James Brokenshire has apologised to Roger Scruton for sacking him as a government housing adviser. Here is the full text of James Brokenshire's apology:
Dear Sir Roger,
As you will be aware, the interim report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission is due to be published today. I wanted to take this moment to thank you for the significant contribution you have made in helping to bring this about and for your leadership in promoting beauty in the built environment. I believe the Interim Report maintains the intellectual underpinning which you set out through your work with the Commission and provides a strong platform from which further work can now continue as we look towards the final recommendations.