Steve Brine elected to Justice Select Committee

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine has been elected to a powerful House of Commons committee.

Mr Brine will now serve on the Justice Select Committee following an election among MPs, held on Tuesday 29 November 2011.

The committee, which is chaired by experienced MP Sir Alan Beith, examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office.

The MP said: "I am really pleased to be joining the Justice Committee. It's a powerful check on the work of the MOJ and holds some key enquiries into Government policy, including most recently the proposed abolition of the Youth Justice Board and the role of the Probation Service. I look forward to playing my part in its published schedule of work but also in helping to shape its focus going forward.

"I am very interested in the agenda around reducing re-offending rates, restorative justice and in the area of prison reform so I hope to use my new position to promote those causes within Parliament."

More information...

You can see more about the Justice Select Committee via Parliament's website