The Justice Committee
is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure,
administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and its associated
public bodies (including the work of staff provided for the administrative
work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual
cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland
and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and
administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office,
the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service
and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and
appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers).
Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith
(Liberal Democrat, Berwick-upon-Tweed) (Chair)
Steve Brine (Conservative,
Mr Robert Buckland
(Conservative, South Swindon)
Jeremy Corbyn (Labour,
Nick de Bois (Conservative,
Ben Gummer (Conservative,
Rt Hon Elfyn Llwyd
(Plaid Cymru, Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
Seema Malhotra (Labour/Co-operative,
Feltham and Heston)
Yasmin Qureshi (Labour,
Bolton South East)
Elizabeth Truss (Conservative,
South West Norfolk)
Karl Turner (Labour,
Kingston upon Hull East)
Members were also members of the Committee during the Parliament:
Mrs Helen Grant (Conservative,
Maidstone and The Weald); Mrs Siân C James (Labour,
Swansea East); Jessica Lee (Conservative, Erewash); Claire
Perry (Conservative, Devizes);Mrs Linda Riordan (Labour/Co-operative,
Halifax);and Anna Soubry (Conservative, Broxtowe).
The Committee is
one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which
are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in
SO No 152. These are available on the internet via www.parliament.uk.
The Reports and evidence
of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order
of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press
notices) are on the internet at www.parliament.uk/justicecttee.
The Reports of the Committee,
the formal minutes relating to that report, oral
evidence taken and
some or all written evidence are available in a printed volume.
evidence may be published on the internet only.
The current staff
of the Committee are Tom Goldsmith (Clerk), Sarah Petit (Second
Clark), Hannah Stewart (Committee Legal Specialist), John-Paul
Flaherty (Inquiry Manager), Ana Ferreira (Senior Committee Assistant),
Sonia Draper (Committee Assistant), Greta Piacquadio (Committee
Support Assistant), Frances Haycock (Sandwich Student) and Nick
Davies (Committee Media Officer).
be addressed to the Clerk of the Justice Committee, House of Commons,
7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general
enquiries is 020 7219 8196 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org