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Ministers: Codes of Practice

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL3048, tabled on 27 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Attorney General was consulted or notified before the decision was made to remove the reference to the need to comply with international law and treaty obligations from the Ministerial Code.

Answered on

5 November 2015

The Ministerial Code is normally updated and reissued after a General Election. The updated Code makes clear that Ministers must abide by the law. The obligations of Ministers under the law including international law remain unchanged.


Information relating to internal discussions and advice is not disclosed.

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Cabinet Office