What we do

The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel is a group of government lawyers who specialise in drafting legislation. We work closely with departments to translate policy into clear, effective and readable law. Our role will often begin when legislation is first being considered and we will remain involved throughout the Parliamentary process and beyond.

OPC is part of the Cabinet Office.

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Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. Programming bills

    • 30 January 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Money bills

    • 16 September 2014
    • Guidance

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Our management

    Contact OPC

    Office address

    1 Horse Guards Road

    SW1A 2HQ

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    1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
    2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
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    FOI Team
    Cabinet Office
    Room 3.32
    1 Horse Guards Road
    SW1A 2HQ

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