Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Immigration Compliance and Justice)

Organisations: Home Office and Ministry of Justice
Current role holder: Chris Philp MP

Responsibilities

For the Home Office:

  • access to work, benefits and services
  • detention
  • returns
  • foreign national offenders
  • illegal immigration strategy
  • overseas development aid
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • asylum
  • resettlement
  • casework
  • animals (illegal wildlife trade)
  • sponsorship of Border Force and immigration enforcement directorates
  • supporting Lords Minister on corporate affairs, including the Spending Review and Budget
  • COVID-19 impacts on business as usual function of asylum and returns systems, detention and Border Force

For the Ministry of Justice:

  • Foreign National Offenders
  • Human Rights
  • Court & tribunal fees
  • HMCTS reform programme
  • Marriage & Divorce
  • Family Law & Justice (including legal aid)
  • Tribunals (including legal aid)
  • Immigration justice
  • Sentencing
  • Miscarriages of justice
  • Departmental finance​

Current role holder

Chris Philp MP

Chris Philp was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice on 13 February 2020.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice from 10 September 2019 to 18 December 2019 and Minister for London at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from 18 December 2019 to 13 February 2020.

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