Bury North Member of Parliament James Daly has been re-appointed to both Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee & the Justice Select Committee.
The Home Affairs Select Committee and Justice Select Committee are cross-party committees of MPs which are crucial in scrutinising the work of the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, and their associated bodies, respectively. It examines government policy, spending and the law in areas including immigration, security, policing and many other important legislative matters.
Re-joining the Justice Select Committee ensures Mr Daly will be scrutinising the whole criminal justice system within Parliament. The Bury North Member of Parliament brings over 15 years of experience working within the criminal justice system to the position, including nearly a decade working at Bury Magistrates Court.
James Daly MP commented:
"It's a huge privilege to be re-appointed to both these committees. I look forward to bringing my professional knowledge of the criminal justice system back to the committees to ensure we properly scrutinise government policy.
When I previously served on these committees, I sought to ensure the policies of the Home Office were in line with the needs of the country and continue to uphold the fundamental, and Bury-born, Peelian Principles that underpin our Police Force. I will continue to uphold this commitment."
Mr Daly joins the Justice Select Committee this week as the committee takes evidence relating to the Government's proposed "Victims Bill." The Victims Bill aims to improve support for victims to cope and recover from the impact of crime and enable them to engage with the criminal justice system, amplify victims' voices, and ensure victims are at the heart of the criminal justice system, among other measures.
Speaking before his first Justice Committee meeting, Mr Daly said, "Residents in Bury, Ramsbottom & Tottington are rightly concerned about crime and disorder in our area. I will work in my national role to ensure better outcomes for the victims of crime at a national and local level."