The role of the magistracy: follow-up 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)

Mrs Kemi Badenoch MP (Conservative, Saffron Walden)

Robert Courts MP (Conservative, Witney)

Bambos Charalambous MP (Labour, Enfield, Southgate)

Mr David Hanson MP (Labour, Delyn)

John Howell MP (Conservative, Henley)

Gavin Newlands MP (Scottish National Party, Paisley and Renfrewshire North)

Victoria Prentis MP (Conservative, Banbury)

Ellie Reeves MP (Labour, Lewisham West and Penge)

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

Andy Slaughter MP (Labour, Hammersmith)

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

Ruth Cadbury MP (Labour, Brentford and Isleworth)

Alex Chalk MP (Conservative, Cheltenham)

Janet Daby MP (Labour, Lewisham East)


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Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are David Weir (Clerk), Fiona Hoban (Second Clerk), Nony Ardill (Legal Specialist), Ben Rodin (Committee Specialist), Christine Randall (Senior Committee Assistant), Su Panchanathan (Committee Assistant), Samira Ali (Committee Researcher), and Liz Parratt and Simon Horswell (Committee Media Officers).


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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Published: 18 June 2019