Ministerial role

Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties

Responsibilities

  • Family justice and mediation
  • Female offenders
  • Human rights and civil liberties (jointly with Lord Faulks)
  • Freedom of information, data protection and data sharing
  • The National Archives
  • Mental Capacity and the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Criminal offences gateway
  • Coroners and burials policy
  • Equalities
  • Devolution
  • Coalition handling on other areas of business

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Simon Hughes

    • 2013 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Simon Hughes speech to ICO’s 2015 Data Protection Practitioner Conference

    • Speech
  2. Voice of the Child: children to be more clearly heard in decisions about their future

    • Press release
  3. DNA tests to cut courtroom battles

    • Press release
  4. Simon Hughes speech at the compassion in dying conference

    • Speech
  5. Free mediation for more separating couples

    • News story
  6. Helping women in prison maintain family links

    • Press release
  7. More support for separating couples and parents

    • Press release
  8. Children's relationship with separated parents to be emphasised by new law

    • Press release
  9. £1.5 million jobs boost for Stockton

    • Press release
  10. £2.7 million jobs boost for Wakefield

    • Press release