Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Responsibilities

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State’s responsibilities are:

  • Victims (including domestic abuse and domestic violence)
  • Female offenders
  • Youth justice
  • Offender health
  • Coroners, burials, inquests and inquiries
  • Lammy Review
  • Race Disparity Audit (in relation to Ministry of Justice policy areas)
  • Devolved Administrations (in relation to Ministry of Justice policy areas)
  • Justice devolution
  • Human rights
  • Lawfare
  • Transgender offenders
  • Veterans (in relation to Ministry of Justice policy areas)
  • Mental capacity and Office of the Public Guardian
  • Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Current role holder: Edward Argar MP

Edward Argar was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice on 14 June 2018.

He was elected as Conservative MP for Charnwood in 2015.