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Law Officers

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

24. To ask the Solicitor-General what measures are in place to assess the Law Officers’ maintenance of the public interest in dispensing legal advice to the Government. (127496)

In fulfilling their role as the Government’s chief legal advisers, the Law Officers give frank, impartial advice based on their own professional judgment. The Law Officers are answerable to Parliament and the courts for their advice. It is clearly in the public interest for the Government to receive such advice in order to ensure that their actions are legally sound and in accordance with the rule of law.