HC Deb 08 November 1971 vol 825 cc641-2
34. Mr. Kaufman

asked the Attorney-General what conclusion he has now come to following his consideration of Report No. 164 of the National Board for Prices and Incomes, Command Paper No. 4624, with regard to the reduction of conveyancing charges by solicitors.

The Attorney-General:

My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor has put proposals relating to solicitors' conveyancing charges to the Council of the Law Society with a view to their being considered by the Committee constituted under Section 56 of the Solicitors Act, 1957.

Mr. Kaufman:

Can the Attorney-General say when the outcome of these deliberations will be made known? As this Report was published more than seven months ago, can the Attorney-General say how soon the Government will redeem their record of complacent inaction in helping young married couples to buy their homes, which the implementation of the Report would assist?

The Attorney-General:

I appreciate that it is seven months since these matters were first published, but I cannot say exactly the time at which anything will be done. The hon. Gentleman will, however, appreciate that the time is nearer than it was when he first started to ask Questions about this matter.