Ministerial role

Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims



Ministry of Justice:

  • victims and witnesses policy (including sponsorship of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority)
  • chair of victims panel
  • criminal justice system reform
  • out-of-court disposals
  • criminal law
  • criminal courts procedure
  • veterans review
  • restorative justice
  • miscarriages of justice (including sponsorship of the Criminal Cases Review Commission)

Home Office:

  • crime statistics
  • crime prevention and fighting crime
  • firearms licensing policy
  • public order
  • police funding, pay and pensions
  • police technology
  • Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • police reform and governance
  • national fire policy including fire safety
  • national fire resilience
  • fire funding, pay and pensions

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Mike Penning MP

    • 2014 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Damian Green MP

    • 2012 to 2014
  3. The Rt Hon Nick Herbert

    • 2010 to 2012


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  1. Nominations open for awards celebrating police volunteers

    • Press release
  2. Legislation to allow Police and Crime Commissioners to take responsibility for their local fire service

    • News story
  3. Fire Minister urges households to test smoke alarms

    • Press release
  4. Changes to Police and Crime Commissioners complaints system

    • News story
  5. Addressing the needs of ex-armed services personnel in the criminal justice system

    • Statement to Parliament
  6. Final contracts for new emergency services network are signed

    • News story
  7. New psychoactive substance banned under temporary power

    • News story
  8. Police Innovation Fund 2016/17

    • News story
  9. Proposals for further emergency services collaboration announced

    • News story
  10. First contract for new emergency services network awarded

    • News story