Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Criminal Information


Responsibilities include all Home Office business in the Lords, including the Serious Crime Bill.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State is also responsible for policy on criminal information, including:

  • use of DNA and reform of DNA database
  • CCTV and ANPR
  • Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Security Industry Authority
  • criminal records and criminal information systems
  • criminality information
  • safeguarding vulnerable people
  • Home Office science
  • identity
  • powers of entry
  • statistics and research
  • freedom of information
  • local government and communities
  • sustainability and environmental issues
  • better regulation
  • equality and diversity
  • correspondence champion
  • transparency

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Lord Bates

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. The Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE

    • 2012 to 2014


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  1. Review proposes to remove hundreds of unnecessary powers of entry

    • News story
  2. Ministerial appointments: August 2014

    • Press release
  3. Disclosure and Barring Service statistics

    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Hansard correction

    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Hansard correction

    • Statement to Parliament
  6. Hansard correction

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Home Office announces new Surveillance Camera Commissioner

    • News story
  8. Surveillance Camera Commissioner

    • Statement to Parliament
  9. Surveillance camera code of practice comes into force

    • News story
  10. New statistics published on animal research

    • News story