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Legal Advice

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of publishing the legal advice prepared by the Attorney General for use by the United Kingdom ambassador to the United Nations. [130361]

It is the long—standing practice of successive Governments that neither the substance of Law Officers' advice. nor the fact that they have been consulted, is publicly disclosed. This information is withheld under exemptions 2 and 4(d) of Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.