The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. We work to protect and advance the principles of justice. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society.
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Jun. 09||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jun. 09||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Jul. 24||Urgent Questions||Feltham A Young Offenders Institution|
|Jul. 01||Written Statements||Courts and Tribunals: Recovery and Modernisation|
|Mar. 18||Westminster Hall||Prison Staff: Health and Safety|
|Jun. 30||Adjournment Debate||Black Women: Domestic Abuse|
|Title||Last Event||Next Event Date||Last Updated|
|Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 25 June, 2020||29 Jun 2020, 12:59 p.m.|
|A bill to make in relation to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales provision about divorce, dissolution and separation; and for connected purposes|
|Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 26 February, 2020||3 Mar 2020, 3:50 p.m.|
|A Bill to make provision about the release on licence of offenders convicted of terrorist offences or offences with a terrorist connection; and for connected purposes.|
|Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 8 June, 2020||24 Jun 2020, 5:39 p.m.|
|A bill to give effect to Law Commission recommendations relating to commencement of enactments relating to sentencing law and to make provision for pre-consolidation amendments of sentencing law|
|Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill 2019-21||Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 1 July, 2020||2 Jul 2020, 7:51 p.m.|
|To require the Parole Board to take into account any failure by a prisoner serving a sentence for unlawful killing or for taking or making an indecent image of a child to disclose information about the victim.|
|Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] 2019-21||1st reading: House of Commons (no debate)||30 Jun 2020, 1:02 p.m.|
|A Bill to implement the Hague Conventions of 1996, 2005 and 2007 and to provide for the implementation of other international agreements on private international law.|
|Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2019-21||Committee Debate: 6th sitting: House of Commons 2 July, 2020 (1) (2)||
Committee stage: House of Commons
7 Jul 2020
|3 Jul 2020, 12:41 p.m.|
|A Bill to make provision about the sentencing of offenders convicted of terrorism offences, of offences with a terrorist connection or of certain other offences; to make other provision in relation to terrorism; and for connected purposes.|
|Sentencing Bill [HL] 2019-21||2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 25 June, 2020||26 Jun 2020, 12:07 p.m.|
|A Bill to consolidate certain enactments relating to sentencing.|
12 Feb 2020, 2:21 p.m.
|Ministry of Justice||The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020|
|Section 1A of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (c.30) (the “Act”) provides for a fixed sum of bereavement damages to be awarded to a limited category of persons in the event of a fatal accident caused by wrongful act, neglect or default.|
20 Jan 2020, 2:09 p.m.
|Ministry of Justice||The Judicial Pensions and Fee-Paid Judges’ Pension Schemes (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2020|
|The Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/182) (“the 2015 Regulations”) and the Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/522) make provision for the contributions payable by members of both schemes constituted by those Regulations.|
15 Oct 2019, 3:57 p.m.
|Ministry of Justice||The Human Rights Act 1998 (Remedial) Order 2019|
|This Order amends the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”) to address a finding of the European Court of Human Rights of a breach of Article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“Convention”) in the case of Hammerton v United Kingdom (Application no. 6287/10).|
1 Jul 2020
2 Jul 2020
|Ministry of Justice||Secure Training Centre (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 Parliamentary Status - Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Rules temporarily modify the Secure Training Centre Rules 1998 (S.I. 1998/472) (“the STC Rules”). The modifications are in response to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic in Secure Training Centres and apply during a transmission control period.|
30 Jun 2020
|Ministry of Justice||Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020 Parliamentary Status - Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|These Rules make amendments to the various procedural rules which apply in the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal. Some of the amendments made by these Rules are temporary, and rule 1(2) provides that that those amendments will expire on the same day as section 55(b) of the Coronavirus Act 2020.|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Violet-Grace’s Law - Life sentences for Death by Dangerous DrivingGov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 8 Jul 2019
15 Aug 2019
closed 10 months, 3 weeks ago
The men who killed our daughter drove a stolen a car at 83 mph in a 30 mph zone. They killed our 4-year-old daughter Violet-Grace and severely injured her nan, who has life-changing injuries. They will serve less time in prison than Violet was alive. I don’t want other families to suffer like this.
People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.Gov Responded - 14 Mar 2019 Debated on - 25 Mar 2019
3 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago
People are scared of the amount of knife crime with apparently very little deterent to stop people carrying knifes.
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Jul. 02||The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Civil and (Amendment) (EU Exit ) Regulations 2020||Guidance and Regulation|
|Jul. 02||Ministry of Justice: spend control data for April 2019 to March 2020||Transparency|
|Jul. 02||Consultation launched on post-EU reforms for British courts||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|3 Jul 2020, 2:20 p.m.||Crimes of Violence and Homicide: Ethnic Groups||Philip Davies|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the ethnicity was of (a) the perpetrator and (b) the victim in each case of (i) grievous bodily harm/unlawful wounding, (ii) grievous bodily harm/wounding with intent and (iii) attempted murder in each of the last three years.
Answer (Alex Chalk)
The Ministry of Justice has published data on the number of prosecutions and convictions, including the ethnicity of the defendants, in England & Wales up to December 2019. This data is available here:
Principal offence proceedings and outcomes by Home Office offence code data tool
Select ‘Offence’ and search: (i) ‘8F Wound/ inflict grievous bodily harm without intent’, (ii) ‘5A Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm’ and (iii) ‘2 Attempted murder’. Open the field list (click anywhere on the table) then drag and drop the ‘Ethnicity’ variable from the ‘filters’ box into the ’rows’ box.
The total number of convictions for defendants of each ethnic group since 2013 will be shown in rows 39-44.
The Ministry of Justice does not hold information on victim characteristics unless specified in statute.