Criminal Justice: Women

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Acton Lord Acton Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Statement by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 24 June (WS 921—3) stating that "a cross-departmental Criminal Justice Women's Unit has been established with a senior civil servant appointed to head up the unit", (a) what grade is the senior civil servant, and (b) whether the appointment is full time.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The senior civil servant appointed to head up the cross-departmental Criminal Justice Women's Unit is a deputy director, and the appointment is full time, reporting to a director with overall responsibility for women. The head of unit leads on managing and co-ordinating the work on women in the criminal justice system across all relevant departments.

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