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Public Appointments

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what additional responsibilities the hon. Member for Liverpool, Garston has taken up since her appointment as Ministerial Champion for Women and Criminal Justice. (182739)

As Ministerial Champion for Women and Criminal Justice matters, I lead on implementation of the commitments made in the Government’s response to the Corston report. I will ensure that the actions to address issues for women are given the necessary priority, and that commitments are delivered across Departments. I have convened a ministerial sub-group which met for the first time on 23 January 2008, and will meet on a monthly basis and drive forward the cross-departmental work that will be key to successful delivery. This sub-group will report to the Reducing Re-offending Inter-Ministerial Group as the governing body.