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Ministry of Justice

Jack Straw

Jack Straw

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice


Overall strategy and resourcing of the department with lead responsibility for:

  • judicial policy
  • judicial appointments and diversity
  • democratic renewal
  • legislative programme


Jack Straw MP was appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on 28 June 2007.

He has previously served as Leader of the House of Commons, Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Home Secretary. In Opposition he served as shadow Home Secretary, shadow Environment Secretary and shadow Education Secretary.

He is married with one son and one daughter.


Leeds University. He was called to the Bar in 1972. He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College Oxford and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

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