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Attorney-General: Consultation Paper

Volume 694: debated on Thursday 26 July 2007

I have today published a consultation paper on the role of the Attorney-General. The consultation period will run until the end of November.

When the Government published their Green Paper The Governance of Britain, this included a commitment to reform the role of the Attorney-General. This is a complex role which has evolved over centuries and comprises a broad and varied range of functions which are fundamental in upholding the rule of law. I am keen to have the widest possible engagement on the important issues raised, and would welcome responses from parliamentarians.

Copies of the report have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.