This week’s Justice Committee gave MPs the chance to question the Attorney General. I focused my questions on his role on providing legal advice to the UK Government on their Brexit proposals.
You may remember that before Christmas the Government was found in contempt of Parliament for the first time ever. This was due to the fact that the Attorney General, the legal adviser for the UK Government, refused to release his advice after Parliament had voted for him to do so.
I wanted the Attorney General to outline why he refused to give the legal advice to Parliament and how he will approach the issue in the future.
This was a detailed discussion, but one that is needed. We must make sure that Parliament is respected by Government.