HC Deb 24 June 1958 vol 590 c213
1. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Attorney-General if he will now take steps to bring into operation the Sections of the Legal Aid and Advice Act with regard to the provision of legal advice.

The Attorney-General (Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller)

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave to the hon. Member for Leicester, North-West (Mr. Janner) on 17th June.

Mr. Fletcher

While appreciating that, and while everyone, I am sure, welcomes the Lord Chancellor's recent announcement, may I ask whether the right hon. and learned Gentleman can say what sort of response has been received, and whether it is to be hoped that these Sections will be brought into operation later in the year?

The Attorney-General

I cannot, at the moment, say what response there has been to this proposal that has been circulated by the secretary to the Law Society. I think that all of us who are concerned with legal aid and advice hope that the response will be prompt and entirely satisfactory, so that this new, additional service can be brought into operation at the earliest possible moment.