HC Deb 12 May 1976 vol 911 c452
34. Mr. Canavan

asked the Lord Advocate how many official court visits he has made in the last year.

The Lord Advocate

One visit, which was to Glasgow.

Mr. Canavan

I urge my right hon. and learned Friend to make more court visits. From his experience, either as Lord Advocate or previously, in his court visits has he ever come across a judge or a lay magistrate calling upon a solicitor to offer legal advice or assistance under Section 2(4) of the Legal Advice and Assistance Act 1972? Will my right hon. and learned Friend recommend further use of that provision, and also that more details be given of the legal advice and assistance service to people who are cited to appear in court?

The Lord Advocate

My hon. Friend has asked detailed questions and I would require notice of them.

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