Ministerial role

Minister of State for Courts and Justice

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for

  • court reform
  • courts and tribunals (including HMCTS and the Common Platform)
  • Crown Court efficiency
  • administrative justice
  • legal aid (inc the LAA)
  • better regulation and growth
  • sustainability
  • magistrates
  • Crown dependencies
  • out of court disposals
  • criminal law and procedure
  • criminal justice system reform
  • British Bill of Rights, human rights (inc prisoner voting rights)
  • EU and international business
  • sponsorship of the Law Commission
  • problem solving and specialist courts

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC MP

    • 2016 to 2017

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    • Statement to Parliament