|Constitutional Affairs - Fifth Report|
Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 17 July 2007.
Terms of Reference
2 The Constitutional Role of the Attorney General
The current responsibilities of the Attorney General
Chief legal adviser to the Government
Superintendence of the prosecution agencies
Representing the public interest in civil proceedings
Responsibilities on behalf of Parliament
Responsibility as criminal justice minister
A "Guardian of the Rule of Law"?
Changes to the institutional landscape affecting the Attorney General's role
The Constitutional Reform Act 2005
The Creation of the Ministry of Justice
3 Recent Controversies around the Role of the Attorney General
The 'Cash for Honours' Investigation
Iraq and the publication of legal advice?
Public confidence in the role of the Attorney General
4 Options for Reform
A "Serious Government Department"
The political role of the Attorney General
The role of the Attorney General in other jurisdictions
The Irish model
The Scottish model
Chief legal adviser
Upholding the Rule of Law
Criminal justice policy and the 'Superintendence' of public prosecutions
How should the Attorney General be held accountable?
Inside or outside Parliament?
A Member of the Commons or Lords?
Alternative models of Parliamentary accountability
Conclusions and recommendations
List of written evidence
Reports from the Constitutional Affairs Committee
List of Oral Evidence
Wednesday 7 February 2007
Wednesday 28 February 2007
Wednesday 27 June 2007