HC Deb 23 July 1982 vol 28 c319W
Mr. Morgan

asked the Prime Minister whether she will consider recommending to the House an extension of the powers vested in the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration by the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, which would enable him, as in the case of other Departments, to investigate any complaints about maladministration in the Attorney-General's Department and to report his findings thereon to the House.

The Prime Minister

No. The functions of the Attorney-General's Department are not administrative; they are part judicial and part advisory. It is therefore right that they should not come within the scope of the Paliamentary Commissioner for Administration Act 1967.