Dear Attorney General's Office,

The Attorney General, in appropriate cases, can ask for representations from ministerial
colleagues on the public interest in relation to a prosecution. This is known as a “Shawcross exercise”

REQUEST
Provide the requests by AG/Law Officers for all ministerial representations made last in the last 10 years.

Provide the replies to these requests.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

1 Atodiad

Thank you for contacting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

Please note the Attorney General provides legal advice to the government
and is unable to give legal advice, assistance or support to individuals.
The Attorney General does not have investigatory powers.

 

We strive to answer all correspondence that falls within the remit of the
AGO within 20 days. However, we are unable to reply to matters that do not
fall within the responsibility of the department.

 

If your correspondence is in relation to:

 

Coronavirus / COVID-10 issues – please refer to the regularly updated
guidance at [1]https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) matters or complaints – please contact the
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Serious Fraud Office (SFO) matters or complaints – please contact the SFO:
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Police – please contact the Home Office:
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You may wish to redirect your correspondence to another department that
has responsibility for the issue you have raised.

 

More information about the role of the AGO can be found at our website:
[8]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati....

 

AGOAUTORESPONSECODE08051872

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Edwards,

 

Thank you for your FOI request to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

The AGO will respond to your request within the deadline requirement of
the FOIA legislation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

 

 

FOI Officer
E: [1][AGO request email]
T: 020 7271 2492
 
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

4 Atodiad

Dear Mr Williams,

 

Please see the attached AGO response to your Freedom of Information
request dated 24 October 2020.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

 

 

FOI Officer
E: [1][AGO request email]
T: 020 7271 2492
 
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Attorney General's Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Attorney General's Office's handling of my FOI request 'Shawcross excersises'.

The public interest is served by knowing when govt is meddling in prosecutions.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

1 Atodiad

Thank you for contacting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

Please note the Attorney General provides legal advice to the government
and is unable to give legal advice, assistance or support to individuals.
The Attorney General does not have investigatory powers.

 

We strive to answer all correspondence that falls within the remit of the
AGO within 20 days. However, we are unable to reply to matters that do not
fall within the responsibility of the department.

 

If your correspondence is in relation to:

 

Coronavirus / COVID-10 issues – please refer to the regularly updated
guidance at [1]https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) matters or complaints – please contact the
CPS: [2]https://www.cps.gov.uk/ or refer to the CPS complaints procedure:
[3]https://www.cps.gov.uk/feedback-and-comp...

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) matters or complaints – please contact the SFO:
[4]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/ or refer to the SFO complaints procedure:
[5]https://www.sfo.gov.uk/publications/guid...

Courts or judges – please contact the Ministry of Justice:
[6]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Police – please contact the Home Office:
[7]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

 

You may wish to redirect your correspondence to another department that
has responsibility for the issue you have raised.

 

More information about the role of the AGO can be found at our website:
[8]https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati....

 

AGOAUTORESPONSECODE08051872

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Williams,

 

Your internal review request will be taken forward as appropriate.

 

A response will be provided in due course.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

 

 

FOI Officer
E: [1][AGO request email]
T: 020 7271 2492
 
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Correspondence (AGO), Attorney General's Office

4 Atodiad

Dear Mr Williams,

 

Please see the attached response to your 9 November 2020 request for an
internal review in the AGO’s handling of your Freedom of Information
request dated 24 October 2020.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

 

 

FOI Officer
E: [1][AGO request email]
T: 020 7271 2492
 
[2]Twitter_Logo_Blue               @[3]attorneygeneral | [4]gov.uk/ago
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir