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Government: Law Officers' Advice

Volume 691: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the remarks by the Attorney-General on 19 March (GC 131–32), what is their policy and practice on seeking the Law Officers' advice before making a statement of compatibility under Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998. [HL3282]

The circumstances in which it will normally be appropriate to consult the Law Officers are set out in paragraph 6.22 of the Ministerial Code.