HC Deb 23 June 1930 vol 240 cc801-2

asked the Attorney-General if he has yet received any intimation as to whether the Law Society, as a result of the meeting of the Provincial Law Societies, on 20th June, are in favour of the initiation of legislation designed to protect the public against losses through fraudulent conversion by solicitors of property entrusted to them by clients?

Mr. PARKINSON (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. My hon. and learned Friend has not as yet received any account of the proceedings at the meeting of the Provincial Law Societies on Friday last. He understands that the meeting of the Law Society, at which the decision of the Provincial Law Societies will be considered, will be held at an early date in July. He has not yet received any intimation of the course which the Law Society proposes to take.


Will the hon. Member ask his hon. and learned Friend to take up this matter and to press it to the end as soon as he can, because on several occasions unfortunate incidents have occurred and title deeds have been removed from solicitors and placed in the bank, for safe custody, and I, along with many other people, would like suspicion removed from the shoulders of large numbers of honourable men?


I will convey the hon. Member's remarks to my hon. and learned Friend.