P&O Ferries: Dismissal

Attorney General written question – answered on 30th March 2022.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Attorney General, whether the Secretary of State for Transport has requested her advice on the legality of the dismissals by P&O Ferries in March 2022.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk The Solicitor-General

By convention, whether the Law Officers have been asked to provide advice, and the contents of any such advice, is not disclosed outside Government.

The Convention protects the Law Officers’ ability as chief legal advisers to the Government to give full and frank legal advice, and provides the fullest guarantee that government business will be conducted at all times in light of thorough and candid legal advice.

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