Justice Select Committee

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The Justice Select Committee of the United Kingdom is a select committee of the House of Commons which scrutinizes the policy, administration, and spending of the Ministry of Justice. In addition, the committee examines the work of the Law Officers of the Crown, the Serious Fraud Office (UK), and the Crown Prosecution Service. The committee also reviews draft Sentencing Guidelines issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council.[1]


As of 11 February 2013, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP (Chair) Liberal Democrat Berwick-upon-Tweed
Steve Brine MP Conservative Winchester
Jeremy Corbyn MP Labour Islington North
Rehman Chishti MP Conservative Gillingham and Rainham
Nick de Bois MP Conservative Enfield North
Gareth Johnson MP Conservative Dartford
Elfyn Llwyd MP Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Andy McDonald MP Labour Middlesbrough
Seema Malhotra MP Labour Co-op Feltham and Heston
Yasmin Qureshi MP Labour Bolton South East
Graham Stringer MP Labour Blackley and Broughton
Mike Weatherley MP Conservative Hove

Source: Justice Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
29 November 2010 Jessica Lee MP (Conservative) Erewash Ben Gummer MP (Conservative) Ipswich Hansard
Anna Soubry MP (Conservative) Broxtowe Elizabeth Truss MP (Conservative) South West Norfolk
16 May 2011 Siân James MP (Labour) Swansea East Jeremy Corbin MP (Labour) Islington North Hansard
31 October 2011 Helen Grant MP (Conservative) Maidstone and The Weald Nick de Bois MP (Conservative) Enfield North Hansard
5 December 2011 Claire Perry MP (Conservative) Devizes Steve Brine MP (Conservative) Winchester Hansard
6 February 2012 Linda Riordan MP (Labour Co-op) Halifax Seema Malhotra MP (Labour Co-op) Feltham and Heston Hansard
5 November 2012 Ben Gummer MP (Conservative) Ipswich Rehman Chishti MP (Conservative) Gillingham and Rainham Hansard
Elizabeth Truss MP (Conservative) South West Norfolk Bob Neill MP (Conservative) Bromley and Chislehurst
10 December 2010 Chris Evans MP (Labour Co-op) Islwyn Andy McDonald MP (Labour) Middlesbrough Hansard
21 January 2013 Karl Turner MP (Labour) Kingston upon Hull East Graham Stringer MP (Labour) Blackley and Broughton Hansard
11 February 2013 Robert Buckland MP (Conservative) Swindon South Gareth Johnson MP (Conservative) Dartford Hansard
Bob Neill MP (Conservative) Bromley and Chislehurst Mike Weatherley MP (Conservative) Hove

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Official committee website". Retrieved 19 December 2007. 

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