HC Deb 24 July 1950 vol 478 cc4-5
5. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Attorney-General whether the Lord Chancellor has yet appointed his Advisory Committee under Section 13 of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949.

The Attorney-General

My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor has appointed Sir George Aylwen to be Chairman of the Advisory Committee and the Countess of Limerick, Miss Mabel Crout, Sir Luke Fawcett, Master Burnand, Mr. B. E. Astbury, Mr. A. Joseph Brayshaw, Mr. G. E. Haynes and Mr. S. H. Smith to be members. In addition to their statutory duties he has requested the Committee to advise him whether they consider the scheme which the Law Society have made under Section 8 of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949, should have his approval.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Does that answer mean that it is still the intention of the authorities concerned to secure the introduction of the scheme, within the limits already announced, by 1st October?

The Attorney-General

Yes, Sir. That is our hope.

Mr. Manningham-Buller

Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say how many of the people whose names he has read out were members of the original Rushcliffe Committee on legal aid?

The Attorney-General

I could not say offhand. I have not got the details by me.

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