Attorney General for England and Wales

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Employment.png Attorney General for England and Wales 

Incumbent: Jeremy Wright
Since 15 July 2014

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Website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office

Duties

The Attorney General for England and Wales "superintends" the work of the Crown Prosecution Service by having regular meetings and also answers for it in the UK Parliament. The Attorney can also claim "national security" grounds to influence the conduct of prosecutions.

Coverup of Establishment Paedophilia

In April 1981 Sir Michael Havers, the Attorney General, stated in parliament that while Peter Hayman was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, he was never a member of the executive committee, so was not prosecuted as others were for publishing contact advertisements.[1][2]

It is uncertain whether this is related to the 2015 report of a former detective: "I was in a car with two other vice squad officers... The detective sergeant said he had just had a major child abuse investigation shut down by the CPS regarding a royal and an MP."[3]

Protection of Establishment War Criminal

In 2017, Jeremy Wright moving to try to stop such the private prosecution of Tony Blair. A spokesman stated “It’s not unusual for the attorney general to intervene in cases in order to represent the public interest. He has sought to intervene in this case because it raises important issues about the scope of the criminal law.”[4]  

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromTo
Jeremy Wright15 July 2014
Dominic Grieve12 May 201015 July 2014
Patricia Scotland28 June 200711 May 2010
Peter Goldsmith8 June 200127 June 2007
John Morris2 May 199729 July 1999
Nicholas Lyell10 April 19922 May 1997
Patrick Mayhew13 June 198710 April 1992
Michael Havers6 May 197913 June 1987
David Maxwell Fyfe25 May 194526 July 1945


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