HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2864
79. Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, under rules recently made by the Law Society, town clerks who are qualified solicitors have been precluded from acting for borrowers in their purchases under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts; and, in view of the fact that this decision will place an extra and unnecessary cost of £8 to £10 upon many house purchasers, whether he will take steps to have this decision reconsidered so far as it applies to local authorities and in the meantime to suspend the operation of the rule?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Mr. Bernays)

I understand that certain rulings have been given by the Law Society as to the effect of the Solicitors Practice Rules, 1936, made under Section 1 of the Solicitors Act, 1933. My right hon. Friend has no jurisdiction in the matter.

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