HC Deb 20 February 1946 vol 419 c1145
44. Major Symonds

asked the Attorney- General whether, in view of the changed level of money incomes, he will recommend raising the income limit above which a person is ineligible for legal aid by Poor Persons Committees.

The Attorney-General (Sir Hartley Shawcross)

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Eton and Slough (Mr. Levy) on 7th February, and also to the statement made by my Noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor in another place on 18th February, in both of which it was indicated that the Government are intending to implement the general proposals of Lord Rushcliffe's Committee on Legal Aid.

Major Symonds

Would my hon. and learned Friend consider whether, in view of the fact that such legislation is bound to take a long time, it might be possible in the meantime to implement in some degree parts of the Rushcliffe Report administratively?

The Attorney-General

We will give consideration to that suggestion when we receive the scheme which the Law Society is at present engaged in preparing.