Ministerial role

Minister of State (Minister for Crime, Policing and Fire)

Organisations: Home Office
Current role holder: The Rt Hon Chris Philp MP


The Minister’s responsibilities are:

  • policing
  • police accountability and efficiency
  • local policing response to organised crime
  • public order, major events and Public Order Bill
  • cutting crime
  • criminal justice system
  • drugs and county lines, cross-government combatting drugs lead
  • unauthorised encampments
  • firearms
  • alcohol and licensing
  • anti-social behaviour
  • neighbourhood crime
  • policing elements of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) and any wider policing elements of the safeguarding portfolio
  • civil contingencies
  • Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP)
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and the Courts Act
  • fire policy
  • Home Office elements of fire operations
  • Grenfell

Corporate responsibilities 

  • finance, including the spending review, budget and fiscal events

Current role holder

The Rt Hon Chris Philp MP

Chris Philp was appointed Minister of State in the Home Office on 26 October 2022.

He was Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office between 14 October 2022 and 25 October 2022.

He was previously appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 6 September 2022 to 14 October 2022.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport between 17 September 2021 and 7 July 2022.

He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice from 13 February 2020 to 16 September 2021.

Before that, he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice from 10 September 2019 to 18 December 2019 and Minister for London at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from 18 December 2019 to 13 February 2020.

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