§ 42. Sir C. COBB
asked the Attorney-General whether he will obtain from the Law Society a draft copy of the legislation for the protection of the public against fraudulent solicitors which it is intended by the society to introduce; and whether he will place it in the Library for the convenience of hon. Members on the reassembling of Parliament in the autumn?
§ 43. Sir BERTRAM FALLE
asked the Attorney-General whether the information he has received to the effect that it is the intention of the Law Society to introduce legislation for the protection of the public against losses by fraudulent solicitors convicted in the criminal courts is in the form of an official assurance for or on behalf of the Law Society; and, if not, will he request the Law Society to confirm the information in the form of an official assurance?
§ The ATTORNEY - GENERAL (Sir Thomas Inskip)
I have received an official assurance that it is the intention of the Law Society to propose legislation dealing with this matter at the first opportunity in the autumn. The Bill is now in the course of preparation, and my hon. Friends will have an opportunity of considering its provisions when it has been printed and circulated in the ordinary way.
§ Sir A. M. SAMUEL
Is it likely that the Government will give facilities for this Bill if it is agreed to by the various parties interested in the House?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL
I will ask my hon. Friend to postpone his question until I have had a further opportunity of considering the matter.