Attorney General for England and Wales
| Attorney General for England and Wales |
The Attorney General for England and Wales "superintends" the work of the Crown Prosecution Service by having regular meetings and also answers for it in the UK Parliament. The Attorney can also claim "national security" grounds to influence the conduct of prosecutions.
Coverup of Establishment Paedophilia
In April 1981 Sir Michael Havers, the Attorney General, stated in parliament that while Peter Hayman was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, he was never a member of the executive committee, so was not prosecuted as others were for publishing contact advertisements.
It is uncertain whether this is related to the 2015 report of a former detective: "I was in a car with two other vice squad officers... The detective sergeant said he had just had a major child abuse investigation shut down by the CPS regarding a royal and an MP."
Protection of Establishment War Criminal
In 2017, Jeremy Wright moving to try to stop such the private prosecution of Tony Blair. A spokesman stated “It’s not unusual for the attorney general to intervene in cases in order to represent the public interest. He has sought to intervene in this case because it raises important issues about the scope of the criminal law.” 
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Jeremy Wright||15 July 2014|
|Dominic Grieve||12 May 2010||15 July 2014|
|Patricia Scotland||28 June 2007||11 May 2010|
|Peter Goldsmith||8 June 2001||27 June 2007|
|Gareth Williams (politician)||29 July 1999||8 June 2001|
|John Morris||2 May 1997||29 July 1999|
|Nicholas Lyell||10 April 1992||2 May 1997|
|Patrick Mayhew||13 June 1987||10 April 1992|
|Michael Havers||6 May 1979||13 June 1987|
|Hartley Shawcross||4 August 1945||24 April 1951|
|David Maxwell Fyfe||25 May 1945||26 July 1945|
- "Why Sir Peter Hayman was not named". The Times. London. 7 April 1981. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
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- Colin Brown (7 April 1981). "Havers denies special treatment for Hayman". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
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- http://www.barrheadnews.com/news/15228006.Government___s_top_lawyer____looking_to_block_bid_to_prosecute_Tony_Blair_over_Iraq___/ , 2017