Justice Committee: weekly update
20 December 2018
At the end of sitting weeks the Justice Committee publishes a brief summary of its activities in the form of a weekly update.
Work of the Serious Fraud Office - Oral evidence
On Tuesday 18 December at 10.00am we heard from the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, Lisa Osofsky, who has been in post since the end of August 2018.
We discussed, among other issues, her priorities for the SFO, how the SFO is funded, international collaboration and the potential impact of Brexit.
We also met in private to agree correspondence for publication and discuss future work.
- Letter from Minister of State for Justice, regarding a follow-up to the evidence session on the inquiry into Prison population: 2022, dated 21 August 2018
- Letter from Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, on Consultation on establishing an independent public advocate, dated 5 December 2018
- Letter from Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, on Reducing family conflict: reform of the legal requirements for divorce, dated 28 November 2018
- Letter from Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, on Judicial pay, dated 28 November 2018
- Letter from Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, on Implications of EU exit for the justice system, dated 11 December 2018
The House of Commons rises for recess today (20 December 2018) and returns on 7 January 2019.
The first meeting of the Committee on 8 January 2019 will be in private. The next public meeting of the Committee will be on 15 January 2019; the theme for this will be announced as usual the preceding week.
The Members and staff of the Justice Committee wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!