Government Reshuffle: Gareth Bacon MP appointed Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice
In this week’s government reshuffle, Gareth Bacon MP was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for sentencing. Gareth was elected as the Member of Parliament for Orpington in December 2019. As Minister for Sentencing his responsibilities will include: sentencing policy; the Sentencing Bill, illegal migration, electronic monitoring, and the prison and prisoner escort and custody service (PECS). A summary of the Sentencing Bill’s provisions can be found in this recent Sentencing Academy blog: https://www.sentencingacademy.org.uk/the_kings_speech/.
The Rt Hon Alex Chalk KC MP remains Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. The Rt Hon Edward Argar MP, Lord Bellamy KC, Laura Farris MP and Mike Freer MP complete the ministerial team in the Ministry of Justice.