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Law Officers: Appearances In Court And Committee
12 February 2001
Volume 622
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asked Her Majesty's Government:On how many occasions during the calendar year 2000 (i) the Attorney-General and (ii) the Solicitor-General:

  • (a) appeared in court to prosecute in criminal proceedings in England and Wales;
  • (b) appeared in court representing the Crown or a Department of State in civil proceedings in England and Wales;
  • (c) attended a Committee of either House of Parliament, either as a member of that Committee or at the invitation of that Committee. [HL537]
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    During the calendar year 2000:

  • (a)(i)(ii) neither the Attorney-General nor the Solicitor-General has appeared in court to prosecute in criminal proceedings in England and Wales;
  • (b)(i) the Attorney-General appeared for the Inquiry at the opening of both the re-opening of the Formal Investigation into the loss of the M-V "Derbyshire" and the Formal Investigation into the collision between the "Marchioness"/ "Bowbell".
  • (ii) the Solicitor-General has represented the Crown or a Department of State on five occasions in civil proceedings in England and Wales.
  • (c)(i)(ii) neither the Attorney-General nor the Solicitor-General has attended a Committee of either House of Parliament, either as a member of that Committee or at the invitation of that Committee.