Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation


The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State’s responsibilities include:

  • prison operations
  • prison reform
  • probation services
  • probation reform
  • prison and probation industrial relations
  • foreign national offenders
  • extremism
  • electronic monitoring
  • public protections, including the Parole Board, imprisonment for public protection sentences and serious further offences
  • Civil Liability Bill

Previous holders of this role

  1. Sam Gyimah MP

    • 2016 to 2018


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  1. Increased security measures to give prison officers right tools for the job

    • Press release
  2. Prisons Minister visits new graduate recruits as prison officer recruitment reaches record high

    • News story
  3. Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons

    • Press release
  4. Probation Champion and Prison Officer of the Year 2017 Awards

    • Press release
  5. New squad formed to tackle drone threat to prisons

    • Press release
  6. Justice update

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Prison Minister Sam Gyimah’s speech at the IMB National Conference

    • Speech
  8. Prisons minister visits staff at HMP YOI Winchester to hear concerns from the frontline

    • Press release
  9. Huge response to dangerous driving proposals

    • Press release
  10. Thousands officially pardoned under 'Turing's Law'

    • Press release