The Crown Prosecution Service: Gatekeeper of the Criminal Justice System - Justice Committee Contents


Supplementary memorandum submitted by the Attorney General

REPLY TO JUSTICE COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE DRAFT CONSTITUTIONAL RENEWAL BILL (PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: EVIDENCE GIVEN ON 10 MARCH)

  May I start by apologising for any misunderstanding that may have arisen from my reply to your question on Tuesday about the Government's response to your Committee's Fourth Report of 2007-08 on the draft Constitutional renewal Bill. I am grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to clarify the position.

  It remains the Government's intention formally to respond to the Report once we have taken a final decision on the wider constitutional reform programme, of which reform of the role of the Attorney General is just one part. The response will be published ahead of the Constitutional Renewal Bill's introduction to Parliament.

  I am very grateful to you and your Committee for your continued forbearance and for allowing this extra time in which to respond to your report.

  I'm so sorry I misunderstood

Rt Hon Baroness Scotland, of Asthal QC

March 2009





 
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