Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Responsibilities

  • Family law and justice
  • Domestic abuse and violence (MoJ lead)
  • Legal aid
  • Legal support
  • Victims
  • Mental capacity and the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Race disparity in the justice system
  • Coroners, burials, inquests and inquiries
  • Miscarriages of justice
  • Criminal law
  • Human Rights
  • Lawfare
  • Devolved Administrations and devolution
  • Independent Monitoring Authority
  • Shadow Commons minister for Lord Keen’s portfolio
  • Supporting the Secretary of State on future EU relationship and international business
  • Parliamentary Minister

Current role holder: Alex Chalk MP

Alex Chalk was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice and Assistant Government Whip on 14 February 2020.

Photo credit: Parliament.