Publication scheme

Each government department has a publication scheme, which makes information available to the public about how it operates and how it spends its budget.

AGO’s publication scheme compliance

The AGO’s Guide to Information is the information that we routinely publish in order to fulfil our obligations as set out at section 19 Freedom of Information Act 2000. The AGO has adopted the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme.

Any written material held by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) may be considered for release following a request to us under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. From March 2015, the AGO has been publishing responses to FOI requests received by the department which have been answered partly, or in full, on a monthly basis. Responses to any requests for information that is not held, or is exempted under the FOI Act, are not published.

What we spend and how we spend it

The data for the Attorney General’s Office is published by the Government Legal Department (GLD). The Treasury Solicitor, head of GLD, is accounting officer for the AGO.

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports

Spend over £25k, GPC card over £500

Spending review

Senior civil servants at SCS2 and above and board members’ allowances and expenses

Internal financial regulations

Procurement procedures

Financial statements for projects and events

Who we are and what we do

Roles and responsibilities

Departmental organograms

Senior team and ministers’ biogs

Location and contact details

Pay grade structure/ organogram

Legislation relevant to the department’s functions

Lists of and information about organisations the department is responsible for, those it works in partnership with and those it sponsors

The Attorney General superintends the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office

He also appoints HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service and is the minister responsible for the work of the Government Legal Department

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Priorities / Business plan

Our policies and procedures


Lists and registers

Records management – retention schedule

Register of gifts

Ministerial interests / ministerial meetings with external orgs

The services we offer

You can ask for someone’s Crown Court sentence to be reviewed if you think it’s too low

[You can also request your personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998] (

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If the information you require isn’t on the website you can make a Freedom of Information (FOI) Act request