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Government Departments: Legal Opinion

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 219683, tabled on 5 January 2015

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department issues on the circumstances under which Departments should seek legal advice from the Attorney General; if he will publish that guidance; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

8 January 2015

Guidance on the circumstances under which departments can seek legal advice from the Law Officers including the Attorney General can be found in publicly available documents including the Ministerial Code and the Cabinet Manual.

Answered by

Cabinet Office
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