Chris Grayling has today been announced as the Secretary of State for Justice
following a Ministerial reshuffle.
He was previously Minister of State for Employment at the Department for Work
Speaking about the appointment, Permanent Secretary, Ursula Brennan
'I'm delighted to welcome Chris Grayling to the Ministry of Justice. He joins
us in the midst of a radical programme to reform the justice system. One of the
first things we will be discussing is his vision for the justice system and how
we will deliver this. I'd also like to pay tribute to our previous Justice
Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, for the leadership he has given the department and
the extent of the reform that he has delivered.'