In a letter to the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers
, Mr Thomas said the Attorney General's confidential advice to the Government, on March 7, had been "significantly more equivocal in nature".
A joint disclosure statement by the Cabinet Office and Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers
said that "events moved quickly" between March 7 and March 17, 2003.
He is Solicitor General, and helps oversee the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department and the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers