Minister of State (Minister for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice)

The Rt Hon Mike Penning MP

Biography

The Rt Hon Mike Penning was appointed Minister of State at the Home Office and Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice on 15 July 2014. He was elected Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead in 2005.

Education

Mike was educated at Appleton and King Edmund Comprehensive Schools in Essex and studied at Reading University.

Political career

  • Elected MP for Hemel Hempstead 2005
  • Member, Health Committee 2005 to 2008
  • Shadow Minister for Health 2007 to 2010
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport 2010 to 2012
  • Minister of State for Northern Ireland September 2012
  • Minister of State for Disabled People 2013 to 2014

Career outside politics

After school he joined the British army and served in the Grenadier Guards. He then worked as a firefighter before going into the family business. He later worked as a political journalist.

Personal life

He is married to Angela and has 2 daughters. He is passionate about sport, especially rugby union and football.

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Ministerial departments

  1. Home Office
  2. Ministry of Justice

Minister of State (Minister for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice)

Police finance

  • Annual settlement
  • Innovation fund
  • Special grants

Police powers

  • PACE
  • Stop and Search
  • Police bail

Accountability

  • Police integrity and transparency (HMIC, IPCC)
  • PCCs
  • Historical misconduct

Police reform

  • Police pay
  • Police pensions
  • Police structures
  • Police workforce (PCSOs and Specials)
  • Police leadership (including College of Policing)
  • Police technology
  • Procurement
  • National Police Air Service

Police technology

  • Biometrics and personal data
  • Biometrics strategy development
  • Biometrics Commissioner engagement
  • Forensic science
  • strategy
  • regulation
  • Surveillance Camera Commissioner
  • Industry engagement
  • ESMCP
  • Blue Light collaboration
  • Common platform
  • Body Worn video
  • Police IT Co.

Public order

  • Riot Damages Bill
  • Water cannon
  • Tasers
  • Armed policing
  • Football policing
  • Roads

International police cooperation

  • Request for investigatory support (Section 26)

Drugs and alcohol

  • Licensing strategy
  • Policy

Crime prevention

  • crime reduction strategy
  • violent crime
  • integrated offender management
  • reducing re-offending (NOMs)

Fighting crime, for example:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Retail crime
  • Wildlife crime
  • Metal theft

Crime stats

  • quarterly stats
  • data and analysis (knowledge hub)
  • social science (behavioural insights)

Link to CJS (MoJ)

  • MoJ cooperation
  • CJS reform
  • Magistrate reform
  • Criminal law and procedure (MoJ Overlap)
  • Out-of-court disposals (MoJ overlap)

Organised crime

  • Strategy/policy
  • Act implementation
  • UK Anti-corruption policy
  • NCA
  • Cybercrime and security
  • Criminal finance asset recovery
  • Fraud

Firearms

  • Licensing
  • Policy

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2010 to 2012
  2. Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office

    • 2012 to 2013
  3. Minister of State for Disabled People

    • 2013 to 2014

Policies

  1. Crime prevention
  2. Criminal justice reform
  3. Family justice system
  4. Justice system transparency
  5. Policing
  6. Sentencing reform
  7. Victims of crime
  8. Violence against women and girls

Announcements

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  1. Home Office rewards police innovation

    • 26 March 2015
    • News story
  2. Home Office publishes draft Riot Compensation Bill

    • 12 March 2015
    • News story
  3. Unlimited fines for serious offences

    • 12 March 2015
    • News story
  4. Online tracking service launched for victims of crime

    • 29 January 2015
    • Press release
  5. Emergency services network contract removed

    • 14 January 2015
    • News story
  6. New support for male rape and sexual violence victims

    • 11 December 2014
    • Press release
  7. £45,000 new funding for victims to use restorative justice

    • 21 November 2014
    • Press release
  8. Policing Minister visits Police Treatment Centre

    • 18 November 2014
    • News story
  9. Vulnerable girls to be protected from FGM

    • 20 October 2014
    • Press release
  10. Child sexual abuse (Global Alliance commitment)

    • 20 October 2014
    • Statement to Parliament