In the last fortnight, in my capacity as one of the Law Officers of the Crown, I visited the charity ‘Standing Together’ which works to protect the thousands of women and men who are subjected to violence at home.
On Monday, 12th August I took part in a crucial cross-organisation meeting in No 10 Downing Street, chaired by the Prime Minister, to discuss how the criminal justice system can work better to deter and prevent crime.
Just nine weeks after I was promoted to the rank of Minister of State by the then Prime Minister Theresa May, and appointed as Minister of State for Transport I was, on 26th July, promoted once again by the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the position of Solicitor General for England and Wale
One of the responsibilities of the Solicitor General is to review what are called ‘unduly lenient sentences’ which is when a judge’s ruling on a guilty person in a Crown Court is so lenient that it is thought to be unlawful.
On the morning of Thursday, 18th July I participated in my second Department for Transport Question and Answer session in the House of Commons following my promotion to Minister of State for Transport on 23rd May.
On Saturday 29th June I continued my busy schedule as Transport Minister by launching a new Government initiative that very quiet electric and hybrid cars will now have to feature a noise emitting device when travelling at low speed to warn pedestrians of their presence.