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. Crown application

    • Guidance
  2. Money bills

    • Guidance

See all our publications

Our management

Contact OPC

Office address

1 Horse Guards Road


Make an FOI request

  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
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of information requests

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
Room 3.32
1 Horse Guards Road

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts