Michael at the Despatch Box

On Thursday 16th January, Attorney General’s Questions took place at the House of Commons.

Everyone of course knows about Prime Minister’s Questions, but not everyone knows that all Government Departments periodically have their own Question Time, and the Law Officers are no different!

Parliamentary questions are put to a Government Minister in person by MPs from all sides of the House. Question times to ministers normally take place at the beginning of each sitting day in both Houses on Mondays to Thursdays, and each Government Department takes it in turns to respond to questions from the House, in rotation over a roughly six-week period.

In my position as Solicitor General for England and Wales, I respond to some of the questions alongside the Attorney General.

On this occasion I responded to questions from MPs about Domestic Abuse, Hate Crime and Unduly Lenient Sentences. I made clear to the House my strong commitment to working with the Crown Prosecution Service to bring perpetrators of domestic abuse to justice whilst also ensuring that we can give the greatest possible protections to the victims in these tragic cases.

You can see me taking part in Attorney General’s Questions by clicking on the links below:

Domestic abuse: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/bbcb8e3c-6960-4054-8991-ae56afb227f4?in=10:12:16&out=10:15:14.

Hate Crime: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/bbcb8e3c-6960-4054-8991-ae56afb227f4?in=10:21:58&out=10:26:23.

Unduly Lenient Sentences: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/bbcb8e3c-6960-4054-8991-ae56afb227f4?in=10:26:21&out=10:30:31.