Ministerial role

Minister of State for Justice

Responsibilities

Ministerial responsibilities within the Ministry of Justice changed following ministerial changes on 18 December 2013

  • Departmental business in the Lords
  • Support to Secretary of State on constitutional matters
  • Family justice and mediation
  • Women offenders
  • Human rights and civil liberties (jointly with Damian Green)
  • Defamation
  • Freedom of information
  • Data protection and data sharing
  • The National Archives
  • EU business
  • Devolution
  • Crown Dependencies
  • ALB sponsorship, including the Law Commission, the Office of the Public Guardian, Office of the Accountant General, Office of the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee and the Parole Board
  • Equalities

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Lord McNally

    • 2010 to 2013

Announcements

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  1. Mediation – the best option for children

    • Press release
  2. Speech on expert witnesses to the Bond Solon Expert Witness Conference 2013

    • Speech
  3. Cafcass transfer to the Ministry of Justice

    • News story
  4. Wider audience targeted as lasting power of attorney (LPA) process goes online

    • Press release
  5. Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Shared buildings regulations consultation launched

    • News story
  6. Government removes 'volunteering tax' on councillors

    • Press release
  7. New mediation laws to help separating couples

    • Press release
  8. Your views wanted for EU review on civil and family justice

    • Press release
  9. Stopping poor quality and time-wasting expert evidence in family courts

    • Press release
  10. Defamation Act reforms libel law

    • Press release