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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

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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Impact of Covid-19 on the youth justice system examined
Justice Committee explores effect of Covid-19 on youth justice system
28 May 2020
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Director of Public Prosecutions quizzed on reports of rising domestic abuse
Justice Committee questions the Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the Crown Prosecution Service
20 May 2020
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Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales questioned
Justice Committee explore the response of the courts and tribunals system in England and Wales to the Coronavirus outbreak
14 May 2020
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Director of Public Prosecutions questioned
Justice Committee explore the work of the Director of Public Prosecutions, including the response of the Crown Prosecution Service to coronavirus
14 May 2020
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Committee examines shielding prisoners, including older inmates
Justice Committee looks into how the government protects prisoners from Covid-19, with particular reference to older inmates.
12 May 2020
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Minister questioned on the ageing prison population
The Justice Committee examines the risks posed to older prisoners from COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
7 May 2020
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Justice Committee questions the Ministry of Justice and legal professionals
Impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on the work of the courts and the legal professions examined
1 May 2020
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Committee question the Victims' Commissioner
Justice Committee holds online live broadcast meeting with the Victims' Commissioner
24 April 2020
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Ageing prison population inquiry relaunched
Justice Committee relaunches inquiry into older prisoners as over-50s more than double in 20 years
17 April 2020
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Committee examines the ageing prison population
Justice Committee hold an online live broadcast meeting on the ageing prison population
17 April 2020
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Impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on the probation system examined
Justice Committee holds an online live broadcast meeting on the impact of Covid-19 on the probation system
14 April 2020
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Challenge of social distancing in prisons discussed at Commons Committee
Justice Committee hearing with Robert Buckland on the effects of coronavirus on the prison, probation, courts and legal systems
8 April 2020
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Summarised note of the meeting with the Lord Chancellor from 7 April
Justice Committee meeting with the Lord Chancellor and officials
7 April 2020
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) impact on prisons and legal system examined
Justice Committee scrutinises the effects of coronavirus on the prison, probation, courts and legal systems
6 April 2020
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Statement from Justice Committee Chair
Statement from Justice Committee Chair on coronavirus impact on prisons evidence session
6 April 2020
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Lord Chancellor questioned on priorities and recent policy announcements
Justice Committee examines the situation in prisons in England and Wales in light of the Covid-19 outbreak
20 March 2020
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Committee calls for urgent prison repairs
Justice Committee publishes Government response to Prison Governance report
13 March 2020
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Pre-appointment hearing for Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints
Justice Committee holds an evidence session for the pre-appointment hearing for Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints
13 March 2020
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Justice Committee membership agreed
See the committee membership for Parliament 2019
2 March 2020
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Sir Robert Neill elected as Chair of the Justice Committee
Sir Robert Neill – Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst – has been elected as the new chair of the Justice Committee
30 January 2020
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