The Prime Minister has appointed Alex Chalk MP as Solicitor General
The Solicitor General will oversee the work of the Law Officers’ Departments which include the Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office, as well as the Government Legal Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.
The Solicitor General also carries out a number of functions in the public interest, such as considering unduly lenient sentences, and taking action when there has been a contempt of court. These functions are carried out independently of his role as a Government minister.
Commenting on his appointment, Solicitor General Alex Chalk MP said:
“I am delighted to be appointed as Solicitor General for England and Wales. I am looking forward to working with the Attorney General, Suella Braverman, to help build back better and safer from the pandemic and to continue the Government’s work in rebuilding confidence and trust in our criminal justice system.
“It is an honour to be joining this unique and historic government department which occupies a vital place at the heart of the UK constitution.”