Robert Buckland – 2021 Comments on Appointment of Antonia Romeo

The comments made by Robert Buckland, the Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Justice, on 4 January 2021.

I am delighted to welcome Antonia back to the Ministry of Justice. I know that she shares my passion for renewing the Justice system, protecting the public and reforming offenders, and I look forward to working with her as we build back safer from the pandemic.

I am also extremely grateful to Mike Driver for his exceptional leadership as interim Permanent Secretary, and for his help in navigating the challenges the department has faced over the latter half of the last year.