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Justice Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Justice Committee examines the policies and spending of the Ministry of Justice (and associated public bodies). This includes courts, legal aid, prisons, probation and the rule of law. It also advises on sentencing guidelines. It cannot consider individual cases. It is chaired by Sir Bob Neill MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsJustice

Committee news

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Committee gets early sight of criminal justice system report
Committee to question Chief Inspectors of the CPS, Probation, Prisons, and Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services
18 January 2021
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Report on appointment of Chief Inspector of Crown Prosecution Service
The Justice Committee has published its 15th Report of Session 2019–21.
18 January 2021
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Ex war crimes lawyer is Government choice for Prosecution Service job
The Justice Committee questions the government’s preferred candidate for the post of Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service
13 January 2021
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Court case delays and state of legal aid examined by Justice Committee
Justice Committee hears from legal practitioners and experts on delays in court cases exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic
11 January 2021
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People on probation to tell their personal stories to MPs
Justice Select Committee to hear from people on probation as part of inquiry into the future of the Probation Service
7 December 2020
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Committee endorse the appointment of Chair of the Independent Monitoring Authority
The Justice Committee publishes Appointment of the Chair of the Independent Monitoring Authority report
3 December 2020
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Secretary of State questioned on effects of Covid on prisons and courts
Justice Committee examines Coronavirus (COVID-19): The impact on prison, probation and court systems
30 November 2020
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Appointment hearing on protections for Europeans in post-Brexit UK
The Justice Committee questions the Government’s preferred candidate
23 November 2020
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Call for detail on older prisoners strategy and screening for dementia
The Justice Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report on Ageing Prison Population
17 November 2020
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The Coroner Service in England and Wales
Committee to hold their final evidence session into their inquiry The coroner service
13 November 2020
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Give children in custody broader help to tackle their needs
The Justice Committee publishes report on Children and Young People in Custody (Part 1): Entry into the youth justice system
12 November 2020
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The work of the Lord Chief Justice examined
The Justice Committee examines the capacity of the courts system to deal with outstanding cases across the criminal and civil systems in England and Wales
6 November 2020
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Sentencing Council consultation on sentencing guidelines for firearms offences
Committee to publish report on sentencing guidelines for firearms offences
23 October 2020
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Committee take evidence on The Coroner Service in England and Wales
Committee will put questions to local government and charity officials on the effectiveness and capacity of the Coroner Service
15 October 2020
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Experts and practitioners questioned on the future of the National Probation Service
The Justice Committee examines the second major reform of Probation Service in recent years
12 October 2020
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Committee to hold evidence session on the future of probation
Committee to hold an online live broadcast meeting on the future of probation services
9 October 2020
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Safeguards needed to bolster justice in private prosecutions
The Justice Committee report on Private prosecutions: safeguards published
2 October 2020
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Committee examines the Coroner Service in England and Wales
The Justice Committee examines how the Coroner Service deals with healthcare-related deaths
1 October 2020
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Future of the Probation Service examined
17 September 2020
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Committee to hold Pre-Appointment Hearing for the role of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
Committee to question Government's preferred candidate for the role of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
11 September 2020
Total results 375 (page 1 of 19)