HL Deb 25 January 2005 vol 668 c145WA
Lord Hanningfield

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will provide in full the advice given by the Attorney-General on the legality of the invasion of Iraq; and whether they will make available all related documents. [HL611]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

As I made clear in my reply to the noble Lord, Lord Alexander of Weedon on 12 January 2004, (Official Report, Col. WA 65 ), there is a long-standing convention, observed by successive governments, that advice which the Law Officers have given to the Government is not publicly disclosed.