Ministerial role

Minister of State

Organisations: Ministry of Justice
Current role holder: Lucy Frazer QC MP

Responsibilities

  • Prison operations, policy, reform and industrial relations
  • Probation services, policy, reform and industrial relations
  • Public protection (including Parole Board, IPPs and Serious Further Offences)
  • Offender health
  • Female offenders
  • Transgender offenders
  • Veteran offenders
  • Foreign national offenders (joint work with Chris Philp MP)
  • Offender rehabilitation and release
  • Reducing Reoffending (joint work with Kit Malthouse MP)
  • Extremism
  • ROTL and HDC
  • Electronic monitoring (joint work with Kit Malthouse MP)
  • Youth Justice

The minister also provides support on Global Britain and the promotion of legal services.

Current role holder

Lucy Frazer QC MP

Lucy Frazer QC was appointed as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice on 25 July 2019.

She was Solicitor General from 9 May 2019 to 25 July 2019.

She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice.

She was elected as Conservative MP for South East Cambridgeshire in 2015.

More about this person

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP

    2019 to 2019

  2. The Rt Hon Rory Stewart OBE

    2018 to 2019

Announcements

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) prison preparedness: Lucy Frazer statement
  2. Robert Buckland QC speech: Modernising Criminal Justice Conference 2019
  3. Prison operator services framework competition
  4. Industrial action September 2018: Rory Stewart statements
  5. Ministry of Justice takes over running of HMP Birmingham
  6. Rough Sleeping Strategy and prison leavers: Rory Stewart blog
  7. Reappointment of 56 Members Parole Board Members
  8. Pay rise for prison officers 2018: statement by Rory Stewart