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 and Pensions.

Speaking about the appointment, Permanent Secretary, Ursula Brennan said:

'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.'

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