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: