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.

You don’t need to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for these.

Attorney General’s Office (AGO) publications

AGO’s publication scheme

All of the information is set into ‘classes’. These classes are:

Who we are and what we do

This includes:

What we spend and how we spend it

The data for the Attorney General’s Office is also published by the Treasury Solicitor’s Department. The Treasury Solicitor is accounting officer for the AGO.

You can find:

What our priorities are and how we are doing

This includes strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

Unduly lenient sentences statistics

AGO Business Plan

Older business plans and reports can be found at the National Archives

Our policies and procedures

These include current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Protocol between the Attorney General and prosecuting departments

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

AGO ministerial data

This information includes:

The classes of information will not generally include:

  • information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure
  • information in draft form
  • information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons

Archived information previously on our website is available from the National Archives

Information not already published

If you cannot find what you want through this scheme, or otherwise on our website, you may wish to make a request to us under the FOI Act or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

To contact us about FOI, email: