§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Attorney-General, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Nottingham, South, (Mr. Simpson) on 27 February 1998,Official Report, column 394, if he will review the convention that advice given by Law Officers is not disclosed outside Government. 
The convention was considered during the preparation of the White Paper on Freedom of Information. The conclusion in the White Paper is that legal advice to Government from any source should not be covered by the proposed legislation. The Government believe that it is appropriate to continue to observe the convention.