Restorative justice Contents

Justice Committee

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).

Current membership

Robert Neill MP (Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst) (Chair)

Richard Arkless MP (Scottish National Party, Dumfries and Galloway)

Alex Chalk MP (Conservative, Cheltenham)

Alberto Costa MP (Conservative, South Leicestershire)

Philip Davies MP (Conservative, Shipley)

Chris Elmore MP (Labour, Ogmore)

Mr David Hanson MP (Labour, Delyn)

John Howell MP (Conservative, Henley)

Dr Rupa Huq MP (Labour, Ealing Central and Acton)

Victoria Prentis MP (Conservative, Banbury)

Marie Rimmer MP (Labour, St Helens South and Whiston)

The following Members were also members of the Committee during the Parliament:

Richard Burgon MP (Labour, Leeds East), Sue Hayman MP (Labour, Workington), Andy McDonald MP (Labour, Middlesbrough), Christina Rees MP (Labour, Neath), and Nick Thomas-Symonds MP (Labour, Torfaen).


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


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at and in print by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Nick Walker (Clerk), Jonathan Whiffing (Second Clerk), Gemma Buckland (Senior Committee Specialist), Nony Ardill (Legal Specialist), Christine Randall (Senior Committee Assistant), Anna Browning (Committee Assistant), and Liz Parratt (Committee Media Officer)


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Justice Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8196; the Committee’s email address is

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18 August 2016