Whitehall to review Attorney General role
The role of Attorney General - the chief legal adviser to the Government - is set for a revamp as Whitehall gears up to launch a consultation on the 500-year old post. The consultation will assess the constitutional make-up of the role and determine whether its legal and ministerial functions should be seperated. Options likely to be considered include the creation of a new general counsel-style post to advise the Government on legal matters, with responsibility for prosecutions being retained by the Attorney General.
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