In September 2021, Mike was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice.
Mike's role as a Government Minister
Ministers are the MPs and members of the House of Lords who are in the Government. They are appointed by the Prime Minister and each given a specific area of government policy to oversee.
Ministers speak on behalf of the Government from the frontbenches during parliamentary debates and must answer questions put to them by other MPs or members of the House of Lords.
As a Minister, MPs are not able to sign EDMs, speak or apply for debates, or table parliamentary questions.
You can read more about the work of Government Ministers in this Institute for Government explainer, which you can find here: Government ministers | The Institute for Government.