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

Chris Philp MP

Biography

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.

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

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 and removing barriers to removal
  • Immigration system legal reform
  • Joint Spending Review bids (working with Kit Malthouse)
  • Immigration crime sentencing reform
  • Detained fast track
  • Sentencing
  • Court and Tribunal reform programme delivery
  • Court and tribunal fees
  • Miscarriages of justice
  • Commons shadow for Lord Wolfson QC
  • Administrative justice
  • Constitution and Human Rights (Jointly with Lord Wolfson QC)
  • Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice System
  • Supporting the Secretary of State on departmental finance

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Home Office and Ministry of Justice

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